|President of the United Arab Emirates|
|رئيس دولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة|
|Status||Head of state|
|Member of||Federal Supreme Council|
|Residence||Qasr Al Watan|
|Appointer||Federal Supreme Council|
|Term length||5 years, renewable|
|Constituting instrument||Constitution of the United Arab Emirates|
|Inaugural holder||Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan|
|Formation||2 December 1971|
|Deputy||Vice President of the United Arab Emirates|
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The President of the United Arab Emirates (Arabic: رئيس دولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة), or the Raʾīs (Arabic: رَئِيْس), is the head of state of the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
The president and vice president are elected every five years by the Federal Supreme Council. Though the prime minister of the United Arab Emirates is formally appointed by the president, every (until the 2023 diarchy) UAE vice-president simultaneously serves as prime minister. De facto the ruler of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi holds the presidency and the ruler of the Emirate of Dubai holds the vice-presidency and premiership. The president is also the commander-in-chief of the UAE Armed Forces.
Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan was widely credited with unifying the seven emirates into one nation. He was the UAE's first president from the formation of the UAE until his death on 2 November 2004. He was succeeded by his son, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed, who died in office on 13 May 2022. Following his brother Khalifa's death, Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan was elected the third and current president of the UAE by the Federal Supreme Council on 14 May 2022.
|Term of office||Emirate|
|Took office||Left office||Time in office|
زايد بن سلطان آل نهيان
|2 December 1971||2 November 2004
(Died in office)
|32 years, 336 days||Abu Dhabi|
مكتوم بن راشد آل مكتوم
|2 November 2004||3 November 2004||1 day||Dubai|
خليفة بن زايد آل نهيان
|3 November 2004||13 May 2022
(Died in office)
|17 years, 191 days||Abu Dhabi|
محمد بن راشد آل مكتوم
|13 May 2022||14 May 2022||1 day||Dubai|
محمد بن زايد آل نهيان
|14 May 2022||Incumbent||1 year, 72 days||Abu Dhabi|
Standard of the president, 1973 to 2008.
Standard of the president, 2008 to present.