Sultan bin Zayed bin Khalifa Al Nahyan

Emirati politician (1881-1926)

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Sultan bin Zayed bin Khalifa Al Nahyan
PredecessorHamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan
SuccessorSaqr bin Zayed Al Nahyan
BornAbu Dhabi, Trucial States (now the UAE)
SpouseSalama bint Butti Al-Qubaisi[1][2]
HouseAl Nahyan
FatherZayed the Great

Sheikh Sultan bin Zayed bin Khalifa Al Nahyan (Arabic: ٱلشَّيْخ سُلْطَان بِن زَایِد بِن خَلِیْفَۃ آل نَهْيَان‎, romanizedSulṭān bin Zāyid bin Khalīfah Āl Nahyān) was the ruler of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, from 1922 to 1926. His two sons, Shakbut and Zayed ruled Abu Dhabi for seventy six years (from 1928 to 2004). [3]

He killed his brother Hamdan in 1922 to rule Abu Dhabi, but was himself toppled and killed by another brother Saqr in 1926.[4]


He had at least four sons, the eldest of whom was Shakbut, and the youngest of whom was Zayed,[3] also called Zayed II.

Name Lifespan Notes
Shakbut (ca. 1905 – 11 February 1989) Ruler of Abu Dhabi from 1928 to 1966
Son of Salama bint Butti
Hazza[1] 1907[5]: 25 -1958 He married Mariam bint Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Mariam bint Saeed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.[1]
Son of Salama bint Butti
No sons
Khalid[5] One son Mohammad
Zayed (6 May 1918 – 2 November 2004) Ruler of Abu Dhabi from 6 August 1966 to 2 November 2004
Father of current ruler Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan
Son of Salama bint Butti


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  2. ^ Rabi, Uzi (May 2006). "Oil Politics and Tribal Rulers in Eastern Arabia: The Reign of Shakhbut (1928– 1966)" (PDF). British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies. 33 (1): 37–50. doi:10.1080/13530190600603832. S2CID 145543142. Archived from the original (PDF) on 9 May 2013. Retrieved 17 April 2013.
  3. ^ a b Killgore, Andrew I. (March 2005). "Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan (1918–2004)". Washington Report on Middle East Affairs: 41. Archived (PDF) from the original on 5 February 2017. Retrieved 18 April 2013.
  4. ^ Donald., Hawley (1970). The Trucial States. London: Allen & Unwin. p. 336. ISBN 0049530054. OCLC 152680.
  5. ^ a b El Reyes, Dr. Abdulla, ed. (December 2014). Liwa Journal of the National Archives (PDF). United Arab Emirates: Emirati National Archives. Retrieved 5 February 2017.
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