Middle East Economic Survey


No 45


Death Announced Of Shaikh Zayid, Architect Of UAE

The UAEs Presidential Court in Abu Dhabi announced on 2 November the death of Shaikh Zayid bin Sultan Al Nuhayyan, President of the UAE and Ruler of Abu Dhabi, after a lengthy period of ill health. He had been Ruler of Abu Dhabi since August 1966, and UAE President since the formation of the federation in December 1971. His successor as both UAE president and Ruler of Abu Dhabi is former...