Saqr bin Zayed Al Nahyan

Sheikh of Abu Dhabi

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Saqr bin Zayed Al Nahyan
Sheikh
Ruler of Abu Dhabi
HouseAl Nahyan
FatherZayed bin Khalifa Al Nahyan

Sheikh Saqr bin Zayed Al Nahyan was the Ruler of Abu Dhabi from 1926 to 1928. He was the half brother of Sultan bin Zayed bin Khalifa Al Nahyan (Ruler of Abu Dhabi from 1922 to 1926), whom he shot and killed to become Ruler himself.[1][2] He was the uncle of Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan and Shakhbut bin Sultan Al Nahyan, his successor.

At the instigation of Khalifah bin Zayed, an assassination attempt was made against him on New Year's Day 1928 by members of the Al-Bu Shaar section of the Al Manasir. This failed, but members of the Al-Bu Shaar later caught up with and killed him.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b Davidson, Christopher M. (1 July 2009). Abu Dhabi: oil and beyond. Columbia University Press. p. 28. ISBN 0-231-70106-3.
  2. ^ Heck, Gerhard (30 September 1996). Abu Dhabi (in German). Dumont. p. 32. ISBN 3-7701-7203-5.
Saqr bin Zayed Al Nahyan
Born: 1887
Regnal titles
Preceded by Ruler of Abu Dhabi
August 4, 1926 – January 1, 1928
Succeeded by


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