In Memory Of Sheikh Zayed's Death Here Are Facts About Him

  • Publish date: Tuesday، 02 November 2021
In Memory Of Sheikh Zayed's Death Here Are Facts About Him

Today marks the day Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan passed away, in memory of his death we gathered few facts you might not have known about the Founding Father of the UAE.

  • Sheikh Zayed was the youngest of all his siblings

HH Sheikh Zayed was the youngest amongst his brothers. His eldest brother, Sheikh Shakhbut bin Sultan Al Nahyan was also the ruler of Abu Dhabi in 1928.

  • Sheikh Zayed also got married seven times

Some were Sheikha Hassa bint Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, Fatima bint Mubarak Al Ketbi, and Mouza bint Suhail bin Awaidah Al Khaili.

  • Sheikh Zayed has 30 children

Some are HH Khalifa bin Zayed (Ruler of Abu Dhabi), HH Sultan bin Zayed (Former Deputy Prime Minister of the UAE) and HH Mohammed bin Zayed (the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi).

  • He was called 'the man who turned the desert green'

HH Sheikh Zayed bin Nahyan was frequently involved as well as established the Abu Dhabi Fund for Economic Development and invested oil revenues into projects that would help improve the desert environment of the UAE.

  • Many things were built in his honor

Such as Sheikh Zayed International Airport in Pakistan, a street in Montenegro, a lecture theatre at the London School of Economics as well as an international airport in Albania

  • He passed away in 2004

On November 2, HH Sheikh Zayed Al Nahyan died at the age of 86.