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UAE's Mohamed bin Zayed names eldest son Khaled as crown prince

Sheikh Khaled, who has promoted several projects in the UAE, was also mentioned in the Pandora Papers for his alleged business partnership in an offshore investment company.
Prince William, Duke Of Cambridge tours Abu Dhabi's wetlands at the Jubail Mangrove Park with His Highness Sheikh Khaled bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Executive Office, on February 10, 2022 in Abu Dhabi, United Kingdom. This visit is at the request of the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office and will be His Royal Highness first official visit to the UAE. (Photo by Ian Vogler - Pool/Getty Images)

The United Arab Emirates’ President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan has appointed his eldest son Sheikh Khaled as crown prince of Abu Dhabi on Wednesday, according to a presidential decree, making him next in line as the leader of the oil-rich emirate.

Sheikh Khaled, 41, is married to Sheikha Fatima bint Suroor Al Nahyan. They have one son and one daughter. He graduated from the American University of Sharjah and obtained his PhD from the King's College London’s Department of War Studies in 2014, according to Gulf News. 

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