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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates 06 April 2009. A painting of Sheikh Zayed is seen in the entrance of Emirates Palace. Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan (1918 -- 2 November 2004), the principal architect of United Arab Emirates, was the ruler of Abu Dhabi and president of the UAE for over 30 years (1971-2004). Zayed was the youngest son of Sheikh Sultan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the traditional ruler of Abu Dhabi from 1922 to 1926. On August 6, 1966 he succeeded his brother, Sheikh Shakhbut Bin-Sultan Al Nahyan, as emir of Abu Dhabi after the latter was deposed in a bloodless palace coup.
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