List of prime ministers of the United Arab Emirates

The prime minister of the United Arab Emirates is the head of government of the United Arab Emirates. While not required by the UAE constitution,[3] the practice is that the ruler of Dubai serve as the prime minister and vice president of the UAE.

Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates
Vice President of the United Arab Emirates
Emblem of the UAE
United Arab Emirates flag
Incumbent
Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

since 11 February 2006 (2006-02-11)
Politics of the United Arab Emirates
StyleHis Excellency, Sheikh
Member ofFederal Supreme Council
Federal Cabinet
Reports toPresident
ResidenceZabeel Palace
SeatDubai
AppointerPresident of the United Arab Emirates[1]
Inaugural holderRashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum
Formation9 December 1971
DeputyHamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum
Salary80,000 AED monthly[2]
WebsiteOfficial website

The first prime minister, Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum, took office on 9 December 1971. He left office on 25 April 1979 and was succeeded by his father Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum, the vice president of the United Arab Emirates. Every prime minister since has also held the title of vice president. Upon the death of Sheikh Rashid Al Maktoum on 7 October 1990, his son Sheikh Maktoum Al Maktoum became prime minister for a second time. Upon Sheikh Maktoum Al Maktoum's death on 11 February 2006 while on a visit to the Gold Coast of Australia, his younger brother Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the current prime minister, succeeded him.

The UAE's prime minister chairs the Council of Ministers, which meets once a week in the capital, Abu Dhabi.


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