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Sheikh Zayed

  1. 1. Submitted by: Fahad Al Jabri Sheikh Zayed
  2. 2. Introduction <ul><li>His Highness Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, Founder and President of the United Arab Emirates and one of the most outstanding leaders in the history of the world. </li></ul><ul><li>He had ruled the hearts of people before we he ruled the country. </li></ul><ul><li>He is the leader of welfare of his people. </li></ul><ul><li>People all over the world agree on his love and respect. </li></ul><ul><li>He taught us that there is no impossibility. </li></ul><ul><li>He grew in our hearts and minds that the UAE is the most precious asset we have. </li></ul><ul><li>He proved for the whole world that the UAE and its people could change the desert into paradise on the earth. </li></ul><ul><li>He is not only a leader, but he is also our father, our outstanding, and our teacher. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Birth & Childhood </li></ul><ul><li>Zayed was born in 1918 and named after his grandfather, Shaikh Zayed bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, who has the longest reign in the emirate's history, ruling Abu Dhabi from 1855 to 1909. His grandfather is also known as “Zayed The Great” and “Zayed the First”, and had played a large role in forging unity between the tribes of the country and leading the Bani Yas tribe. </li></ul><ul><li>As a boy, Sheikh Zayed received only basic instruction in Islam from the local preacher, but he was an able student hungry for learning. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Early Efforts of Zayed in developing the UAE <ul><li>The economy suffered when the market for Gulf pearls collapsed in the 1930s after Japanese scientists invented the cultured pearl. </li></ul><ul><li>At this point, the first oil company teams came to carry out geological surveys, and Zayed was appointed to guide them around the desert. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>     Zayed’s Early Leadership </li></ul><ul><li>Sheikh Shakhbut assigned Sheikh Zayed to govern Al Ain in 1946. </li></ul><ul><li>In 1953. They both traveled to Europe to discuss about oil dispute. </li></ul><ul><li>They also traveled to the United States, Switzerland, Lebanon, Iraq, Egypt, Syria, India, Iran, and Pakistan. </li></ul><ul><li>On his return, Sheikh Zayed was convinced that it was urgent to develop the area in order to bridge the large gap between it and the rest of the world. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>   Zayed as a Ruler of Abu Dhabi </li></ul><ul><li>Life changed rapidly with the discovery of oil in Abu Dhabi in 1958. </li></ul><ul><li>Sheikh Zayed became ruler of Abu Dhabi in 1966. </li></ul><ul><li>In January 1968, the British decision to withdraw from the country provided perhaps the greatest challenge of Sheikh Zayed's life. </li></ul><ul><li>Using skilful negotiation, Sheikh Zayed could pass all difficulties to build his country. </li></ul><ul><li>Sheikh Zayed dedicated his life for improvement of both people and the country. </li></ul>
  7. 7.   Early Achievements of Zayed <ul><li>As a ruler for Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Zayed introduced a formal government structure, with departments developed to handle specific tasks. </li></ul><ul><li>Priority was given to build basic housing facilities, schools, health services, and the construction of an airport, a sea port, roads, and a bridge to link Abu Dhabi to the mainland. </li></ul><ul><li>Financial resources were spent for the planting of trees in Al Ain in order to transform Abu Dhabi into a green city. </li></ul><ul><li>Funding was also spent for the creation of a zoo in Al Ain in 1967.. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Birth of the UAE <ul><li>Sheikh Zayed was the first statesman to call for a union. </li></ul><ul><li>Sheikh Zayed realized that for Abu Dhabi to prosper, it would need to co-operate with its tribal neighbors. So his first step was to meet with the then-ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoom. </li></ul><ul><li>The two held meetings on the 19th of February 1968 at Samih and discussed border disputes. This followed by the signing of an agreement on the 27th of February 1968, which would form a federation of nine emirates (Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Bahrain, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras al-Khaimah, Sharjah, Qatar and Umm al-Quwain). </li></ul><ul><li>Unfortunately, they had many setbacks as Zayed tried for 3 years to bring things together. Bahrain and Qatar wanted to seek full independence. </li></ul><ul><li>On the 2nd of December 1971, a federation of six emirates (Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Sharjah, Umm al-Quwain) formed the United Arab Emirates [UAE]. Sheikh Zayed was elected president and Sheikh Rashid was elected vice-president. Shortly afterwards, Ras Al Khaimah decided to join the federation, which officially took place on the 11th of February of 1972. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Zayed as a President of the UAE <ul><li>In the 1970s the great oil boom years brought huge prosperity to the UAE and Sheikh Zayed invested the money in the infrastructure of the nation with a further construction boom following on from the first boom in the late 1960s. </li></ul><ul><li>Sheikh Zayed got off to a characteristically generous start. He literally handed out the oil revenues to his people. Word soon passed around and there was a long queue outside his palace. Nobody went away empty handed, and this was a sign of things to come. </li></ul>
  10. 10. New Trend of the UAE <ul><li>Sheikh Zayed also began to rapidly transform the country: </li></ul><ul><li>Assembling a government from the ground up, creating departments for water and electricity, </li></ul><ul><li>Finance, municipal planning, police, defense, communications, internal affairs, external affairs, health, education and the judiciary. </li></ul>
  11. 11. The UAE is an Exceptional Country <ul><li>Sheikh Zayed policy of love & Peace made the UAE a special country in the Gulf, Arabian, Islamic And global levels. </li></ul><ul><li>People become eager to visit the UAE. </li></ul><ul><li>All people with crisis could get some help by Zayed and the UAE. </li></ul><ul><li>Emirati people get other nations’ people love and respect wherever they go. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Zayed is an Exceptional Leader <ul><li>It was an exceptional achievement for a man who had no formal education and had lived the nomadic life of a Bedouin for much of his life. But Sheikh Zayed was an excellent judge of men and always open to expatriate advice and assistance in developing Abu Dhabi. </li></ul><ul><li>Today, this advanced and elegant city is a fitting monument to Sheikh Zayed's legacy. </li></ul>
  13. 13. People’s Love for Zayed <ul><li>In 1999, while Sheikh Zayed was in a hospital for some tests, the people of the UAE wrote him a personal thank - you letter with 1.5 million signatures . He underwent a kidney transplant in 2000 at the Cleveland Clinic in the U.S. </li></ul><ul><li>People of the UAE and the whole world cried Zayed’s death on 2 November 2004 . </li></ul><ul><li>All the people wish they scarify themselves instead of Zayed. </li></ul><ul><li>They all stand together to support His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan as a president of the UAE. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Conclusion <ul><li>President Sheikh Zayed was not merely a national leader, but a widely-respected Arab and world statesman. </li></ul><ul><li>The work accomplished by Sheikh Zayed is huge . . . Man of peace and vision, he kept promoting the virtues of compromise, reason and dialogue in a region troubled by crises and conflicts. </li></ul><ul><li>His name will remain closely associated with the cause of peace and development in the world to which he devoted his life </li></ul>

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