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Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates
رئيس مجلس الوزراء دولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة
Emblem of the UAE
Flag of the United Arab Emirates
Incumbent
Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
since 11 February 2006
Executive branch of the Federal Government of the United Arab Emirates
Cabinet of the United Arab Emirates
Style His Excellency, Sheikh
Member of Cabinet of the United Arab Emirates
Reports to President
ResidenceZabeel Palace
Seat Dubai
Appointer President of the United Arab Emirates [1]
Inaugural holder Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum
Formation9 December 1971
Deputy Deputy Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates
Salary AED 80,000 monthly [2]
Website Official website

The Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates is the head of government of the federal government of the United Arab Emirates. While not required by the UAE constitution, [3] the practice is that the ruler of Dubai serve as the prime minister and vice president of the UAE.

The first prime minister, Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum, took office on 9 December 1971. He left office on 25 April 1979 and was succeeded by his father Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum, the vice president of the United Arab Emirates. Every prime minister since has also held the title of vice president. Upon the death of Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum on 7 October 1990, his son Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum became prime minister for a second time. Upon Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum's death on 11 February 2006 while on a visit to the Gold Coast of Australia, his younger brother Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the current prime minister, succeeded him.

The UAE's prime minister chairs the Council of Ministers, which meets once a week in the capital, Abu Dhabi.

List of officeholders (1971–present)

No. Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Term of office Deputy Prime Minister(s) Notes
Took office Left office Time in office
1 Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum
مكتوم بن راشد آل مكتوم
(1943–2006)
9 December 1971 30 April 1979 7 years, 142 days Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum
(1971–1973)
Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan
(1974 [4]–1977)
Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Nahyan
(1977–1979)
[1]
2 Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum
راشد بن سعيد آل مكتوم
(1912–1990)
30 April 1979 7 October 1990
(Died in office)
11 years, 160 days Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Nahyan &
Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoumm
(1979–1990)
[1]
3 Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum
مكتوم بن راشد آل مكتوم
(1943–2006)
7 October 1990 4 January 2006
(Died in office)
15 years, 89 days Sultan bin Zayed Al Nahyan
(1990–2009) &
Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan
(1997–2009)
4 Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
محمد بن راشد آل مكتوم
(1949–)
11 February 2006 Incumbent 18 years, 2 days Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan &
Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan
(2009–present)
Maktoum bin Mohammed Al Maktoum
(2021–present)

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c "The UAE Cabinet - the Official Portal of the UAE Government".
  2. ^ "Federal Law No. 12 of 1977: On The Determination Of The Pays Of The Prime Minister, Deputy Prime Minister And Ministers". elaws.moj.gov.ae. 5 July 2018.
  3. ^ UAE constitution,rev. 2003
  4. ^ "The late H. H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan - The Official Portal of the UAE Government". u.ae.