Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan

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Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan

Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan (Arabic: ٱلشَّيْخ زَايِد بِن سُلْطَان آل نَهْيَان‎, romanized: Ash-Shaykh Zāyed bin Sulṭān Āl Nahyān; 6 May 1918 – 2 November 2004) was the ruler of Abu Dhabi for more than 30 years (6 August 1966 – 2 November 2004). He was the founding father and the principal driving force behind the formation of the United Arab Emirates.


  • He who does not know his past cannot make the best of his present and future, for it is from the past that we learn.
  • No matter how many buildings, foundations, schools and hospitals we build, or how many bridges we raise, all these are material entities. The real spirit behind progress is the human spirit, the able man with his intellect and capabilities.
  • Wealth is not money. Wealth lies in men. This is where true power lies, the power we value. This is what has convinced us to direct all our resources to build the individual, and to use the wealth which God has provided us in the service of the nation.
  • Islam affords women their rightful status, and encourages them to work in all sectors, as long as they are afforded appropriate respect.
  • Arab Oil can never be dearer than Arab blood. famous world during 1973 war By Amena Azem.
  • History is a continuous chain of events, the present is only an extension of the past.
  • Grant me agriculture and I shall guarantee civilization for you.

Quotes about Sheikh Zayed[edit]

  • At his brilliant best. A natural leader both liked and admired by his own people. Favoured with a personality and charm with which it is the fortune of few men to be blessed.
    • Charles J. Treadwell, British ambassador to the United Arab Emirates, 1971-1973

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