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The Founder In 1918, His Highness Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan , may God bless his Soul, was born into the Al Nahyan family, who had ruled the emirate of Abu Dhabi for hundreds of years. He was the youngest of the four sons of Sheikh Sultan bin Zayed, who ruled Abu Dhabi from 1922 - 1926. When Sheikh Sultan's successor died in 1928, Sheikh Zayed's eldest brother, Sheikh Shakhbut, was elected by the family to be ruler.
HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler of Abu Dhabi, was elected as the new President of the United Arab Emirates on 3 November 2004, to succeed his father, the late HH Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, UAE President from 1971 to 2004, from whom, he has said, he learned "the need for patience and prudence in all things."
On January 4th, 2006, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum became the Ruler of Dubai following the death of Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum. On January 5th, the members of the Supreme Council elected Sheikh Mohammed the Vice President of the UAE. On February 11th, 2006 UAE President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan nominated Sheikh Mohammed to become the Prime Minister of the UAE; the Council approved this nomination.
The UAE celebrates on December 2, 2016 the 45th National Day anniversary. On this day in 1971, we witnessed the unification of the Emirates that brought with it prosperity, stability, and security to the Emirati people. UAE National Day is a day of great pride. National Day marks not only an occasion where the successes achieved over the last 45 years by our nation are celebrated, but also provides a time to reflect upon the legacy left by the founding father of the UAE, the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan.
On behalf of the Embassy of Pakistan in Abu Dhabi and the Pakistani community in the UAE, I wish to extend warm felicitations to the leadership and people of the United Arab Emirates on the auspicious occasion of the 45th National Day of the UAE. In the four and a half decades since its founding, the UAE has emerged as a bastion of progress, socioeconomic development and path breaking innovation not only in the region, but also in the world at large. It has made spectacular strides to emerge today as a world class hub for trade, transit and transport, and finance and tourism.
An interview with the Consular of the UAE - HE Bakheet Ateeq al Romaithi 45th UAE National Day
Dr Mirza Ikhtiar Baig, Chairman PAK-UAE Business Council of FPCCI and President Hon. Consular Corps Sindh Karachi Pakistan greeted in his message of felicitation on the 45th National Day of UAE. He said that during 45 years of the development of UAE under the dynamic leadership of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Prime Minister, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum is remarkable and a role model for the world.