Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed becomes UAE president after brother’s death

A screen displays the portrait of late UAE President Sheikh Khalifa at a mall in the emirate of Dubai during a mourning period

The UAE’s long-time de facto ruler Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan was named as president on Saturday, confirming his rise to power a day after the death of former leader Sheikh Khalifa.

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is also headed to the UAE, along with Sudan’s de facto leader Abdel Fattah al-Burhan.

Originally published as Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed becomes UAE president after brother’s death




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