From 1966 until his death in 2004, this key number in the forming of the United Arab Emirates served because the country’s ruler and 1st chief executive. In 1946, he started his political profession as governor of Abu Dhabi’s Eastern Area. During power, he allowed for the building of non-Islamic locations of worship within the UAE; he also required a comparatively liberal position on women’s privileges. He previously six wives and twenty-nine kids (including Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan) and was the child of Sheikha Salma bint Butti and Abu Dhabi ruler Sheikh Sultan bin Zayed bin Khalifah Al Nahyan. His oldest sibling, Sheikh Shakhbut bin Sultan Al Nahyan, was also a ruler, as was the siblings’ grandfather Sheikh Zayed bin Khalifa Al Nahyan. He and Primary Minister Mohammed Bin-rashid Al Maktoum both kept positions of politics power within the United Arab Emirates.