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United Arab Emirates

The United Arab Emirates, or simply the Emirates, is a country in West Asia, in the Middle East. It is located at the eastern end of the Arabian Peninsula and shares borders with Oman and Saudi Arabia, while also having maritime borders in the Persian Gulf with Qatar and Iran.


Our standard dataset contains 2,992 entities connected with the United Arab Emirates. This may include sanctioned entities, politically-exposed persons (PEPs), and their close associates, or entities involved in criminal activity.

Data sources

We currently include 1 data source published by authorities or organizations based in the United Arab Emirates. See our global list of data sources and our criteria for selecting datasets.

United Arab Emirates Local Terrorist ListExecutive Office for Control & Non-proliferationupdated daily293

Politically-exposed persons (PEPs)

Our database contains 135 entities identified as PEPs connected with the United Arab Emirates.

National government positions

Number of known occupants
Head of state or governmentCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Co-Vice President2--
Crown Prince1--
Deputy Prime Minister3--
Prime Minister1--
Vice President2--
National executive branchesCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Minister of Cabinet Affairs & the Future1--
Minister of Climate Change and Environment-11
Minister of Community Development-11
Minister of Community Development1--
Minister of Culture1--
Minister of Culture and Youth-1-
Minister of Defense1--
Minister of Economy1-1
Minister of Education1--
Minister of Energy & Infrastructure1--
Minister of Environment1--
Minister of Federal Supreme Council Affairs1-1
Minister of Finance111
Minister of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation1--
Minister of Health & Prevention1--
Minister of Human Resources & Emiratization1--
Minister of Industry & Advanced Technology1--
Minister of Interior1--
Minister of Justice1--
Minister of Presidential Affairs1--
Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, Digital Economy, & Teleworking Applications1--
Minister of State for Defense Affairs1--
Minister of State for Early Education1-1
Minister of State for Federal National Council Affairs111
Minister of State for Financial Affairs1--
Minister of State for Food and Water Security11-
Minister of State for Foreign Affairs2-1
Minister of State for Foreign Trade1--
Minister of State for Government Development & the Future1-1
Minister of State for International Cooperation1-1
Minister of State for Public Education & Future Technology1--
Minister of State for Youth-1-
Minister of State for Youth1--
Minister of State Without Portfolio7--
Minister of Tolerance & Coexistence1--
National legislative branchCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Member of the Federal National Council-40-
Central banking and financial integrityCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Governor, Central Bank1--
Diplomatic rolesCurrentEndedStatus unclear
ambassador of France to the United Arab Emirates-61
ambassador of the United Arab Emirates to the United Kingdom-1-
Ambassador to the US1--
Permanent Representative to the UN, New York1--

Subnational government positions

No positions for this category

Other positions

Number of known occupants
PositionCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Minister of State of the United Arab Emirates--5
Deputy Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates--3
Spouse of the President of the United Arab Emirates-21
Deputy Ruler of Dubai-11
Emir of Abu Dhabi-11
Vice President of the United Arab Emirates--2
Deputy Prime Minister for Financial and Economic Affairs1--
Member of the Federal National Council of the United Arab Emirates-1-
Minister of Cabinet Affairs--1
Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development-1-
Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the United Arab Emirates--1
Minister of Information and Culture-1-
Minister of State for Advanced Technology--1
Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates--1
Ruler of Dubai--1
Ruler of Ras al-Khaimah--1
Ruler of Umm al-Quwain--1

What do these numbers mean?

We keep track both if political positions and the individuals who occupy those positions over time. Of course, a person can hold a position for multiple terms, and multiple people can occupy the same position at the same time (e.g. members of parliament).

If a person previously held a position, and currently holds the same position, they are only counted once and recorded under Current. If it is unclear from the source whether they have left the position, they will be counted under Unclear.

How can status be unclear?

Some of the data sources we rely on indicate both past and present holders of political offices. In those cases, a lack of a precise end date for a person's occupancy of a position can mean that we don't know whether they currently hold the position or not. Read more...