7 September 1948 – 14 May 2022
Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al-Nahyan was the president of one of the fastest-growing nations in the world. Under his leadership, the UAE saw significant economic growth, and the renaming of the Burj Dubai to Burj Khalifa is considered a symbol of Al-Nahyan’s financial power. He made substantial donations to many health institutions around the world, and financed a major housing programme in the Gaza Strip. He also inaugurated Warner Bros. Plaza at Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi, the first indoor Warner Bros themed amusement park as part of his continued drive to make the UAE a prime tourist destination.
Source of Influence: Political
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