Nahyān dynasty

Nahyān dynasty
or Āl Nahyān ("Nahyān family")

Ruling family of the emirate of Abu Dhabi, a constituent part of the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

The family were originally Bedouin of the Banū Yās confederation of Arabia from around the oases of Liwāʾ. The first emir arrived in the late 1770s and established a commercial port on the island. The current emir, Sheikh Zāyid ibn Sulṭan Āl Nahyān, is also president of the UAE.

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