United Arabic Emirates

The Emirates

The United Arab Emirates (   /juˌnaɪtɪd ˌærəb ˈɛmɪrɨts/, Arabic: دولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة‎ Al Imārāt al ‘Arabīyah al Muttaḥidah), often abbreviated as UAE or shortened to The Emirates (Arabic: الامارات‎ Al Imārāt), is a federation situated in the southeast of the Arabian Peninsula in Southwest Asia on the Persian Gulf, bordering Oman and Saudi Arabia and sharing sea borders with Iraq, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar and Iran.


Termed emirates because they are ruled by emirs, they are Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras al-Khaimah, Sharjah and Umm al-Quwain. The capital is Abu Dhabi, which is also the country's center of political, industrial and cultural activities.Before 1971, the UAE was known as the Trucial States or Trucial Oman, in reference to a 19th-century truce between the United Kingdom and several Arab Sheikhs. The name Pirate Coast was also used in reference to the area's emirates from the 18th to the early 20th century.The UAE's political system, based on its 1971 Constitution, is composed of several intricately connected governing bodies. Islam is the official religion, and Arabic is the official language. Its oil reserves are ranked as the world's sixth-largest and the UAE possesses one of the most-developed economies in West Asia. 

 

It is the thirty-fifth-largest economy at market exchange rates, and has a high per capita gross domestic product (GDP), with a nominal per capita GDP of US$47,407 as per the International Monetary Fund (IMF). It is 15th in purchasing power per capita and has a relatively high Human Development Index for the Asian continent, ranking thirty-second globally. The UAE is classified as a high-income developing economy by the IMF.

Although the UAE has a constitution and a president, it is neither a constitutional monarchy nor a republic. It is a federation of seven monarchies, whose rulers retain absolute power within their emirates. The emirs chose one of their number to be the president of the federation, but this does not alter the monarchical character of the government of the emirates. The constitution is concerned solely with the relations between the emirates as members of the federation, and does not prescribe a constitutional system of government.

The UAE is a founding member of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf, and a member state of the Arab League. It is also a member of the United Nations, the Organisation of the Islamic Conference, the OPEC, and the World Trade Organization.

Holiday in the U.A.E

United Arab Emirates » Public Holidays

Below are listed Public Holidays for the January 2011-December 2012 period.
2011
1 Jan New Year’s Day
15 Feb Mouloud (Birth of the Prophet)
28 Jun Leilat al-Meiraj (Ascension of the Prophet)
30 Aug - 31 Aug Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan)
6 Nov - 7 Nov Eid al-Adha (Feast of the Sacrifice)
26 Nov Al-Hijra (Islamic New Year)
2 Dec National Day

2012
1 Jan New Year’s Day
4 Feb Mouloud (Birth of the Prophet)
17 Jun Leilat al-Meiraj (Ascension of the Prophet)
19 Aug Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan)
25 Oct Eid al-Adha (Feast of the Sacrifice)
15 Nov Al-Hijra (Islamic New Year)
                                                                                             2 Dec National Day

 

 Muslim festivals are timed according to local sightings of various phases of the moon and the dates given here are approximations. During the lunar month of Ramadan that precedes Eid al-Fitr, Muslims fast during the day and feast at night and normal business patterns may be interrupted. Many restaurants are closed during the day and there may be restrictions on smoking and drinking. Some disruption may continue into Eid al-Fitr itself. Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha may last anything from two to 10 days, depending on the region.

 

The Sheikhs

Sheikh, also spelled sheik, Shaikh or transliterated as shaykh (pronounced sheek or shayk; Arabic: شيخ‎, šayḫ; plural شيوخ‎, šuyūḫ), is a word or honorific term in the Arabic language that literally means "elder". It is commonly used to designate an elder of a tribe, a revered wise man, or an Islamic Sholar. Although the title generally refers to a male, a very small number of female sheikhs have also existed.

It also refers generally to a man over forty or fifty years of age. While even a new Muslim can be called a sheikh if he is diligent in seeking the knowledge of Islam based upon the Quran and authentic Sunnah, he can be referred to as such by those he teaches. Usually, a person is known as a sheikh when he has completed his undergraduate university studies in Islamic studies and is trained in giving lectures.The word sheikh under this meaning is a synonym of Alim, pl. Ulama, (a learned person in Islam, a scholar),Mawlawi, Mawlana, Muhaddith.

(Sheikhs of the Arabic Tribes in the early 1930s)

 

The word in Arabic stems from a root connected with age and ageing: ش-ي-خ, shīn-yā'-khā'. The term literally means a man of old age, and it is used in that sense of all men in Quranic. Later it came to be a title meaning leader, elder, or noble, especially in the arabic, where shaikh became a traditional title of a Bedouin tribal leader in recent centuries. Due to the cultural impact of Arab civilization, and especially through the spread of Islam, the word has gained currency as a religious term or general honorific in many other parts of the world as well, notably in Muslim Cultre in Africa and Asia.

While the title can be used religiously by Muslims to designate a learned person, as an Arabic word it is essentially independent of religion. It is notably used by Druze for their reliegious man, but also by Arabic Christians for elder men of stature. Its usage and meaning is similar to the Latin meaning "old [man]", from which the Latin (and English) "senator" is derived. Accordingly, the Arabic term for most legislative bodies termed Senate (e.g. the United ) is majlis al-shuyūkh, literally meaning "Council of Senators."

 

The Royals of The U.A.E

The Tribes

 

Arabs are a semitic people, descending from various tribes.

Much of the lineage provided before Ma'ad relies on biblical genealogy and therefore questions persist concerning the accuracy of this segment of Arab genealogy. The general consensus among 14th century Arabic genealogists is that Arabs are of three kinds:

Perishing Arabs: These are the ancients of whose history little is known. They include ‘Aad, Thamud, Tasm, Jadis, Imlaq and others. Jadis and Tasm perished because of genocide. 'Aad and Thamud perished because of their decadence, as recorded in the Qur'an. Archaeologists have recently uncovered inscriptions that contain references to 'Iram, which was a major city of the 'Aad. Imlaq is the singular form of 'Amaleeq and is probably synonymous to the biblical Amalek.

Pure Arabs: They are from Yemen, originated from the progeny of Ya‘rub bin Yashjub bin Qahtan so were also called Qahtanian Arabs.

Arabized Arabs: They originated from the progeny of Ishmael the first born son of the patriarch Abraham and the Jurhum tribe, also called ‘Adnani Arabs. Prophet Muhammad is an 'Adnani Arab.

Below is a partial list of the tribes of Arabia.

  • Al-Gain
  • AL-Mahri
  • AL-Dhafeer
  • Ajman (tribe)
  • 'Ad
  • Al-Awazem
  • Al-Jiburi
  • Al-Khalifa
  • Al-Kindy
  • Al-Saeed
  • Al-Farahidi
  • Al-Khalili
  • Al-Kharusi
  • Al-Nabhani
  • Al-Noman
  • Al-Salti
  • Al-Suwaidi
  • Al-Maadeed
  • 'Anazah
  • Al Thani
  • Al-Shabeeb
  • Al-Ubaid
  • Asir (tribe)
  • Azd
  • Al-Dawasir
  • Al-Baggara
  • Bahila
  • Balhareth
  • Bani Amir
  • Bani Hamida
  • Bani Shehr
  • Bani Utub
  • Bani Rasheed
  • Bani Zaid
  • Banu Zayd
  • Banu Abbas
  • Banu Abd Shams
  • Banu Abs
  • Banu Adi
  • Banu Ajlan
  • Banu Amr
  • Banu Asad
  • Banu Bahr
  • Banu Bakr
  • Banu Bakr ibn Abd Manat
  • Banu Dhubyan 
  • Banu Fazara
  • Ghatafan
  • Banu Ghaniya
  • Banu Ghassan
  • Banu Ghazan
  • Banu Ghifar
  • Banu Khutheer -clan of Al Hajaj Tribe
  • Banu Khuthayr - Al Qahtan Tribe
  • Bani Khalid
  • Banu Hashim
  • Banu Hilal
  • Banu Jalaf
  • Banu Judham
  • Banu Jumah
  • Banu Kanz
  • Banu Khazraj
  • Banu Khash'am
  • Banu Khuza'a
  • Banu Kinanah
  • Banu Lakhm
  • Banu Makhzum
  • Banu Malik
  • Banu Mustaliq
  • Banu Mustafa
  • Banu Muttalib
  • Banu Najjar
  • Banu Nawfal
  • Banu Sahm
  • Banu Salama
  • Banu Taim
  • Banu Taghlib
  • Banu Tamim
  • Banu Umayyah
  • Banu Yam
  • Banu Zahra
  • Banu Zuhrah
  • Ghassanids
  • Ghamid
  • Hakami
  • Harb
  • Hashemite
  • Lakhmids
  • EL Mahroky
  • Al Manaseer
  • Qahtanite
  • Qedarites
  • Quraysh
  • Rashaida
  • Subay'
  • Sayyid
  • Thamud
  • 'Utaybah,
  • Banu Jalaf

The Arabic and U.A.E Leader Tribes

The two biggest and most powerfull tribes in the Arab and also Islamic World are The Hashemite and The Banu Zuhra Tribes, both belong to the biggest Arabic Clan The Quraysh.

Their influence ranges from the world of religion to the leadership of the Arab World in politics, these include also the U.A.E

This is so because the islamic prophet, is from this tribe.

Hashemite is the Latinate version of the Arabic: هاشمي‎, transliteration: Hāšimī, and traditionally refers to those belonging to the Banu Hashim, or "clan of Hashim", a clan within the larger Quraish tribe. It also refers to an Arab dynasty whose original strength stemmed from the network of tribal alliances and blood loyalties in the Hejaz region of Arabia, along the Red Sea.

History

The Hashemites trace their ancestry from Hashim ibn Abd al-Manaf (died c. 510 AD), the great-grandfather of the Islamic prophet Muhammad, although the definition today mainly refers to the descendants of the prophet's daughter, Fatimah. The early history of the Hashemites saw them in a continuous struggle against the Umayyads for control over who would be the caliph or successor to Muhammad. The Umayyads were of the same tribe as the Hashemites, but a different clan. After the overthrow of the Umayyads, the Abbasids would present themselves as representatives of the Hashemites, as they claimed descent from Abbas ibn Abd al-Muttalib, an uncle of Muhammad. Muhammad's father had died before he was born, and his mother died while he was a child, so Muhammad was raised by his uncle Abu Talib, chief of the Hashemites.

From the 10th century onwards, the Sharif (religious leader) of Mecca and its Emir was by traditional agreement a Hashemite. Before World War I, Hussein bin Ali of the Hashemite Dhawu-'Awn clan ruled the Hejaz on behalf of the Ottoman sultan. For some time it had been the practice of the Sublime Porte to appoint the Emir of Mecca from among a select group of candidates. In 1908, Hussein bin Ali was appointed Emir of Mecca. He found himself increasingly at odds with the Young Turks in control at Istanbul, while he strove to secure his family's position as hereditary Emirs.

During and after World War I

Sharif Hussein bin Ali rebelled against the rule of the Ottomans during the Arab Revolt of 1916. Between 1917 and 1924, after the collapse of Ottoman power, Hussein bin Ali ruled an independent Hejaz, of which he proclaimed himself king, with the tacit support of the British Foreign Office. His supporters are sometimes referred to as "Sharifians" or the "Sharifian party". His chief rival in the Arabian peninsula was the king of the highlanders on the highland of Najd named Ibn Saud, who annexed the Hejaz in 1925 and set his own son, Faysal bin Abdelaziz Al Saud, as governor. The region was later incorporated into Saudi Arabia.

 

Hussein bin Ali had five sons:

  • Ali, who briefly succeeded to the throne of Hejaz before its loss to the Saud family.
  • Abdullah, later became the king of Transjordan, and whose descendants rule the kingdom, that has been known ever since as the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
  • Faisal, was briefly proclaimed King of Syria, and ended up becoming King of Iraq.
  • Prince Zeid, who moved to Jordan when his brother's grandson, King Faisal II of Iraq, was overthrown and murdered in a coup in 1958.
  • Hassan, died at a young age.

Other Hashemites today

Today Hashemites have spread in many places where Muslims have ruled, namely Jordan, Yemen, and Turkey. Most Hashemites in these countries carry the title Sayyid. The Royal family of the Sultanate of Sulu claims Hashemite ancestry currently in the Philippines. They are still influential over the Muslim population of the Philippines. Many members of the Banu Hashim have spread out across the world but so far there has been no attempt to register them all under one record. The Royal Family of Morocco also claims ancestry from Imam Ali but they do not use Hashemite as their dynastic name.

Banu Zuhrah

Banu Zuhrah is a clan of the Quraish tribe.

Akhnas ibn Shariq al-Thaqifi and the Banu Zuhrah where with the Meccan as part of the escort that preceded the battle of Badr, but since he believed the caravan to be safe, he did not join Quraish on their way to a festival in badr. He together with Banu Zuhrah returned, so this two clans present in the battle.

 

Aminah bint Wahb

The daughter of Wahb ibn Abd Manaf ibn Zuhrah ibn Kilab ibn Murrah, Aminah was born in Makkah. She was a member of the Banu Zuhrah clan in the tribe of Quraysh who were descendants of Ibrahim (Abraham) through his son Isma'il (Ishmael). Her ancestor Zuhrah was the elder brother of Qusayy ibn Kilab, who was also an ancestor of 'Abdallah ibn 'Abdul Muttalib. Qusayy ibn Kilab became the first Quraysh custodian of the Holy Ka'bah. 'Abdul Muttalib ibn Hashim, father of 'Abdallah, fixed the marriage of his youngest son 'Abdallah with Aminah.

Amina is the mother of the holy prophet of Islam.

 

The Sheikhs of the Tribes

Just as in the Arab countries like the UAE, the tribes have also sheikhs and leaders. Their word is very powerfull and influential by all Royal families , and they are very respected. In particular, the Sheikhs of the Emirates Dubai and Abu Dhabi have a very close alliance with the Sheikhs of the tribes and refer them to all major decision.

For example Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan,and his father Sheikh Shakhbut bin Sultan Al Nahyan and also the actually Ruler of the U.A.E and Abu Dhabi and oldest son of Sheikh Zayed, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. All of them were and are still very close with the Banu Zuhra, in the Lifetime of Sheikh Zayed, he and the Sheikh of the Banu Zuhrah Sheikh Omar Sheikh Muhammed and after his death it was Sheikh Muhammed Ahmed Sheikh Muhammud were more than really close friends. They were also related in someways. In the beginnes of the U.A.E when the oil boom didnt bring that much money to Abu Dhabi, it was the Banu Zuhra that helped the Royal Family to keep their Face up. This, the Royal Family didnt forget until now. 

 
   (Sheikh Omar Sheikh Muhammed Leader of the Banu Zuhra)                                                   
 
 
                                                                                                                                           So the relations between the Banu Zuhrah and the Royal Famly of specially Abu Dhabi is until now very close.

Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed him self said once: "Without the Sheikhs of the Tribes, the U.A.E wouldnt be that successfull as it is right now, the Nahyan will never forget in wich cases the Banu Zuhrah stood beside my father and Grandfather."

It is said that one half of Abu Dhabi belongs to the Royal Family and the ohter half to the Sheikhs of the Banu Zuhrah.

Sheikh Omar Sheikh Muhammed was the Scheikh of the Banu Zuhrah during the early 1970s, he was one of the most inportant supporters of Abu Dhabi in the beginning of the oil traiding. Before him it was his great father and one of the few who leaded both Tribes at one time. It was Sheikh Muhammed Faqi Yusuf. Also he was one the GREAT 3.

The GREAT 3 were the 3 Sheikhs who leaded all Tribes at one time. They were called also the 3 Kings. It was Sheikh Abdulrahman Sheikh Sufi, Sheikh Muhammed Faqi Yusuf, Sheikh Muhammed Ahmed Sheikh Mahammud.

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Sheikh al-Sharif Al-Sayyid Muhammad al-Hasan ibn Alawi was until 2004 the Sheikh of the Hashemite Tribe he was also a prominent Sunni Islamic scholar from Saudi Arabia. He was born in Mecca to a family of well known scholars who, like himself, taught in the Sacred Mosque. The Maliki family is one of the most respected families in Mecca and has produced great scholars, who have taught in the Haram of Makkah for centuries. With his father's instruction, he also studied and mastered the various traditional Islamic sciences of Aqidah, Tafsir, Hadith, Fiqh, Usul al-fiqh, Mustalah, Nahw, etc. great scholars of Meccah, as well as Medina, all of whom granted him full Ijazah (certification) to teach these sciences to others.

 

(Sheikh al Sharif Al Sayyid Muhammed Sheikh of the Hashemite Tribe)

             

 Sheikh al Sharif Muhammed speaking to the Royals in Dubai

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 The funeral of Sheikh al Sharif Muhammed

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(Sheikh al Sharif Sayyid Hashem, acting Sheikh of the Hashemite Tribe in Abu Dhabi)

 

Sheikh al Sharif Sayyid Hashem, took the place of Sheikh al Sharif Muhammed Al Alawi in 2004 after Sheikh al Sharif Muhammed died in Mecca.                                                                                 But he leads together with the two Sheikhs, named Sheikh al Sharif Umar bin Hafiz and Sheikh al Sharif Ali Al Jifri. Specially the last two named Sheikhs are very infulential in the U.A.E and the wohle Arabic world.

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  Sheikh al Sharif Umar bin Hafiz

Al-Habib 'Umar bin Hafiz is a descendant of the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, through his grandson Imam Hussain, may Allah be pleased with him. He was born in Tarim, Hadramaut in Yemen, and raised in a household that possessed a tradition and lineage of Islamic scholarship and righteousness, his father being the famous martyr, scholar, and caller to Islam Al-Habib Muhammad bin Salim.

Having memorized the Qur’an at a very early age, Habib ‘Umar also memorized the core texts in fiqh, hadith, Arabic Language, and other religious sciences. He studied many sciences including spirituality from his father Al-Habib Muhammad bin Salim, acquiring from him a deep love and concern for da'wah and religious counsels in the way of Allah. He attended numerous circles of knowledge held by many traditional scholars, such as Muhammad bin ‘Alawi bin Shihab and al-Shaikh Fadl Baa Fadl. Later, he enrolled at the Ribat of al-Bayda’, where he began to study the traditional sciences under the expert tutelage of Al-Habib Muhammad bin ‘Abd-Allah al-Haddar, as well as under the Shafi‘i jurist and scholar Al-Habib Zain bin Sumait. Habib ‘Umar was given permission to teach soon after. Afterwards, he began to visit many neighboring towns and communities across Yemen and studied with the mufti of Ta‘iz, al-Habib Ibrahim bin Aqil bin Yahya, who began to show him much love and attention. He received similar treatment from his Shaikh al-Habib Muhammad al-Haddar, who gave him his daughter’s hand in marriage after being impressed by his uprightness and intelligence. Al-Habib ‘Umar then traveled to the Hijaz and studied several books with prominent scholars, including Al-Habib 'Abdul Qadir bin Ahmad al-Saqqaf, Al-Habib Ahmed Mashur al-Haddad, and Al-Habib 'Attas al-Habashi.

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Sheikh Al Sharif Habib Ali al Jifri

 

 

Habib Ali Zain al-`Abideen al-Jifri (Arabic: الحبيب علي زين العابدين الجفري) (born in April 1971 Jeddah) is an Islamic scholar from Hadramout of the Shafi'i school of fiqh and Ashari school of aqida . Grew up in an educated environment, he is interested in Islamic sciences, and to take cognizance of a number of scholars in the Hijaz and Hadramout, Egypt, Syria and other countries and he has received their sole discretion. He is the holder of degrees in Islamic sciences, the director general Tabah Foundation for Islamic Studies in Abu Dhabi.

Habib Ali al-Jifri has continued strong with many centers and academies in the competent international dialogue of religions and civilizations, such as: Center for Faith and Culture at Yale University in the United States. He is also a contributor to "A Common Word" Islamic-Christian Dialogue. And received the annual award for the Foundation (Augen Biser) German for the year 2008 for his contribution to Islamic-Christian dialogue. According to a study led by researchers and international specialist, Al Jafri is one of the most influential Muslim figure in the world.

A noted critic of Wahhabism, al-Jiffri has made a reputation on conference and television appearances. He also wrote the book Jesus Christ the Son of Mary and His Most Blessed Mother.

 

Sheikh Umar bin Hafiz and Sheikh Habib Ali al Jifri

 

 

Sheikh al Sharif Muhammed Al Alawi and Sheikh Umar bin Hafiz

 

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Sheikh Muhammed Ahmed Sheikh Mahammud one of the 3 who Leads both Tribes

 

 

The great Sheikh Muhammed Ahmed Sheikh Mahammud(Also called Sheikh Abba) was born in 1935 and died 2008 in Yemen. At the young age of 6 years, the acting Sheikh, Sheikh Muhammed Faqi Yusuf(The father of the below named Sheikh Omar) say from which he will become the next "GREAT" Sheikh. And so it happend in the age of r.a 18 he become the next Sheikh after Sheikh Muhammed Faqi Yusuf died, and the oldest son of the Sheikh, Sheikh Omar Sheikh Muhammed resigned on health reason. He became on of the GREAT 3.

Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan al Nahyan respected him a lot, also hes son Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed. He used to have a very close relation to Sheikh Zayed bin Sulatn al Nahyan.

He was a great buisnessman and raised a lot of real estate companies, according to estimates he owned the most buildings and was the weathysed Sheikh that ever leads an tribe.

The great Sheikh was infuential in the constructions of many Hospitals,Burj Al Arab,Shangri-La Hotel,and Sheikh Zayed Mosque and many more.

He also had to do with Gold traiding, and was the head of the wohle Armed Forces.

At his lifetime he was the most powerfull and infuential Sheikh in the U.A.E specially Abu Dhabi and Dubai.

He was well known for his charity work in the African countries.

After he died his youngest son Sheikh Abdulrahman and hes nephy Sheikh Abdulcadir Sheikh Omar took his place.

But in contrast to him they are just Sheikhs of the Zuhra tribe. 

 

Sheikh Muhammed Ahmed during a charity trip in east Africa

 

 

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Sheikh Abdulrahman Sheikh Muhammed is the youngest son of the Sheikh, he start to took over the running buisnesses. After his father died he took his place in the public relations.

Same as his father Sheikh Abdulrahman also have the same influential power in the U.A.E

Sheikh Abdulrahman Sheikh Muhammed, Sheikh of the Zuhrah Tribe

 

 

Sheikh Abdulrahman Sheikh Abba during a trip in east Africa

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Sheikh Abdulcadir(Scek) Sheikh Omar Sheikh Muhammed Faqi Yusuf,acting Sheikh of the Zuhrah

 

 

Sheikh Abdulcadir Sheikh Omar is the elldest son of the below named Sheikh Omar Sheikh Muhammed. He is born 12.09.1939 in Abu Dhabi. 

He is one of the most influential clan leader in the UAE, but specially in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, his influence is at greatest.

After the death of his uncle the great Sheikh, Sheikh Muhammed Ahmed(Sheikh Abba), he took the place of him in the case of the real estates, gold traiding, Travell and Hotel buisness. But he didnt start to act in the buisness after the death of Sheikh Muhammed Ahmed, already in the lifetime of the great Sheikh he was the right Hand of him when it comes to that kind of business. He has contirbuted a large part of the real estate buisnesspart.

Sheikh Abdulcadir studied from 1957-1965 in italy, london and germany. He studied Science, psychology and economic.

In 1968 he was involved in the talks between Sheikh Rashid bin Said of Dubai and Abu Dhabi's Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan as part discusses the formation of a Federation.

From 1969 to 1985 he was a member of the Union Defence Force, on active military service, he was only from 1969 to 1976, but until now he is still an honorary member of his guard.

 

(Sheikh Abdulcadir Sheikh Omar in the second row in the middle,photo below)

 

(Sheikh Abdulcadir Sheikh Omar visiting his former division)

 

He was married to Sheikha Fatma bint Ahmed Al Nahyan until she passed away. She was the cousin of Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. From this brief marriage, no children have resulted.

Sheikh Abdulcadir had 4 women from which 14 children have resulted. 11 Sons and 3 daughters of which three sons have passed away.

Although he was a leading personality when it came to building the country and a tycoon, he remained very low from the public. Such was its relatively unknown company, Falcon Investment, involved in almost all construction projects resulting in the Emirates.

Falcon Invest was dissolved in the 80's when he started to interest for the clan work of his father.

Falcon Invest was at the end of the nineties under the name Falcon Trust raised to new life again. 

The rebuilding of the company was not even one year, and was, like his predecessor at the greatest building project participated.

He was involved, for example, in the following projects:

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Falcon Trust was only in recent years known to the public. Sheikh Abdulcadir laid very great importance to be covered in public. Only shortly before his son took over the leadership of the company, the company became public.

He is also an influential advisor to the Abu Dhabi and Dubai royal family a billionaire and a tycoon. However he is not regulary included in the Forbes list of the world's richest people as his personal wealth, like that of many Emirati insiders, cannot be assessed with much accuracy from publicly available information.
But two times he was classified at "The Forbes Book of Business Quotations" of 1997(Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers; 1 edition -January 2, 1997-,ISBN-10: 1884822622, ISBN-13: 978-1884822629) and at "The Forbes Book of Business Qoutations" of 2005(Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers -September 1, 2005-; ISBN-10: 1579124844, ISBN-13: 978-1579124847) as one of the most influential businessmen of the Emirates which is not active in politics.

He has a very close and familiar relationship to the royal family of Abu Dhabi and this is also relativ. He was already with Sheikh Zayed Al Nahyan Sulatan close friend and now with his son Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the President of the UAE.

Why he kept from the public so extreme, this question has been asked very often. Especially since this will no longer be possible with the position which he has now begun. After he assumed the position, he said, in the book "A Diamond in the Desert: Behind the Scenes in Abu Dhabi, the World's Richest City"(Publisher: Grove Press, Black Cat -October 5, 2010-, ISBN-10: 080217079X,ISBN-13: 978-0802170798)

"It is better to be unknown to the public, but Influential and powerful. As to be known and without any influence and power. I was unknown but had power and influence, it is anyway important to who you want to be known. I belong to the the royal family, I do not need attention from the outside. The right people know me and I know the right people, it's enough for me.

But times are changing. My sons have become known to the public, even if it is limited, something like that was for me at my time unthinkable. The company will be published on the Internet, the family weddings are suddenly sent into television.

My son bought a new car and I know it from television or the Internet. By something like that the interpersonal get lost. Evreything was better to me, when the people respected my name more than my face."

Besides his activities as head of the clan, he is still:

co-owner of the Abu Dhabi Golf Club & Resorts, and sits on the supervisory board at the following companies:

  •      Emirates Telecommunications
  •      Emirates Bank Group
  •      Mashreqbank
  •      First Gulf Bank
  •      Emirates Islamic Bank
  •      Emirates Bank International 
  •      Falcon Trust

He was also Co- Vice President of Dubai Holding but only for a short time.

He also has shares in the following companies:

  • Abu Dhabi National Company for Building Materials (BILDCO)
  • Abu Dhabi Ship Building
  • Arkan Building Materials
  • Abu Dhabi National Insurance
  • Al Ain Ahlia Insurance
  • Al Buhaira National Insurance
  • Al Firdous Holdings
  • Arabtec Holding
  • Gulf Navigation Holding
  • Falcon Trust

He is a consultant for the following companies for disposal:

  • Abu Dhabi Gas Industries Ldt (GASCO)                                                                                                        
  • Abu Dhabi Media
  • Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC)
  • Aldar Properties
  • Emirates Trading Agency      
                                                                                                                                  
  • Dubai Holding

Information Source: Tradingregister of Dubai (2009,2010) Abu Dhabi, March 2010 and the support by the government of Abu Dhabi.

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Sheikh Mustafa Sheikh Abdulcadir Sheikh Omar,is born 30.01.1983 he is the youngest son of Sheikh Abdulcadir Sheikh Omar, so his Grandfather is the below named Sheikh Omar Sheikh Muhammed and his great grandfather is one of the 3 GREAT Sheikh Muhammed faqi yusuf. The great Sheikh, Sheikh Muhammed Ahmed is his Uncle same as Sheikh Abdulrahman Sheikh Muhammed.

He was at a private school in Dubai and Germany, immediately after his graduation he studied economy, marketing strategys and some sememes law. He made his studies in Germany, England and the United States. Then he was at the military academy in Abu Dhabi. In his conclusion the Academy and the University, he was always the best vintage.

He begann to do buisness while he was still studying, he used to do a lot with his father in the beginning of his carrer. Now more than 80% of the buisness he doing is located in the U.A.E. Same as his father he has specialized in real estet and travell and Hotel buisness.

He is the owner of the travell angency group BIN BATOOTA Travel Agency. He holds 55% of Falcon Trust and 55% of Falcon Trust Real Estate and 75% of Falocn Trust Holding

He is also well known for his preference for fast cars, and dangerous car accidents.

Sheikh Mustafa is also a national martialsarts fighter and some times he join competetions.


After the oldest son of Sheikh Abdulrahman waived his place to eventuelle replaiced his father, Sheikh Abdulrahman choosed Sheikh Mustafa to do this. After this also his father Sheikh Abdulcadir thought it will be maybe good if he do the same for his son, so Sheikh Mustafa will have the best chances to take both places. If this would happen Sheikh Mustafa had the chance to be a powerfull Sheikh for the ZuhrahTribe than he could be when he just take the place of his uncle.

 

Sheikh Mustafa bin Sheikh Abdulcadir Al Quraishy