Leaders of the United Arab Emirates
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The United Arab Emirates (UAE) were proclaimed on December 2, 1971 as the federation of six Gulf emirates: Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Sharjah and Umm al-Qaiwai. On February 11, 1972 Ras al-Khaimah became the 7th member of the UAE.

The individual rulers of every emirate are listed by Rulers.


President
Sheikh Zayed ibn Sultan Al Nuhayyan   2 Dec 1971 -  2 Nov 2004 (+2004) Emir of Abu Dhabi 
Sheikh Maktum ibn Rashid Al Maktum    2 Nov 2004 -  3 Nov 2004 (+2006) Emir of Dubai (acting)
Sheikh Khalifa ibn Zayed Al Nuhayyan  3 Nov 2004 -                     Emir of Abu Dhabi

Prime Ministers
Sheikh Maktum ibn Rashid Al Maktum    9 Dec 1971 - 25 Apr 1979 (+2006)
Sheikh Rashid ibn Said Al Maktum     25 Apr 1979 -  7 Oct 1990 (+1990) Emir of Dubai
Sheikh Maktum ibn Rashid Al Maktum   20 Nov 1990 -  4 Jan 2006 (+2006) Emir of Dubai
Sheikh Muhammad ibn Rashid Al Maktum  5 Jan 2006 -                     Emir of Dubai

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