Abu Dhabi Government

His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan
His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates

Like other federal regimes worldwide, the UAE comprises of  seven emirates, each has a local government  assisting that Emirate's ruler to carry out his  duties, drive the emirate’s business and  monitor its  affairs in alignment  with the State Constitution identifying  the  local and federal government Correlation.

Abu Dhabi emirate; the capital of UAE, is governed by H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of UAE.  It forms 87% of  UAE’s land which as a whole covers an area of ​​83,600  km2 , and is populated by more than 2.121 million people. 

The Executive Council of Abu Dhabi acts as the local government and assists the President to govern the Emirate’s mandates . Some of the most prominent Council’s responsibilities is to lay down the public policy, development of plans , follow- up of their implementation, and approve draft laws and decrees before escalation to the President, along with the management of work progress across local departments, entities and authorities and  inter-coordination among the same towards the emirate’s public interest. The Executive Council is chaired by H.H. Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of Armed Forces.

Abu Dhabi emirate consists of three main regions, namely Abu Dhabi city (the federation capital), Eastern region and Western region. Presidency Headquarter, Cabinet, Federal Ministries and Arab and Foreign Embassies are  located in Abu Dhabi city.

Throughout the last few decades, Abu Dhabi Government  devoted outstanding efforts to promote the emirate’s profile and reputation fledged by the most up-to-date systems on all levels (economic, social and excellence in government performance,) and laid down a number of plans and initiatives ensuring  an appropriate and effective alignment of  development gains/ benefits, and build a sustainable economy serving all Emirate’ regions.


This witnessed civilization  drive of Abu Dhabi has been initiated by the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, who held a succession on 6th of August, 1966, inspired by the federation insight through which the UAE state became real  and live in 1971 playing a significant role in all aspects and industries.