Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed bin Khalifa Al Nahyan ruled Abu Dhabi from 1912–1922. He acceded after the death of his elder brother Tahnoun. Hamdn bin Zayed was the second son of Zayed I. He wasn’t popular with his policies and discontinued the subsidies paid to family members, besides disrupting Abu Dhabi’s trade relations.

Hamdan oversaw the continuation of authority breaking down after his father’s strong reign. Fighting broke out between the Bedouin tribes in Liwa and Buraimi and Handan being an ally of the Wahhabis managed to bring uneasy truce.

Hamdan was killed by his younger brother Sultan in August 1922. After his murder, Zayed’s other two sons were estranged and Abu Dhabi went into a state of confusion. Hamdan’s brother went onto kill Sultan to avenge the brother’s death to become the Ruler of Abu Dhabi. Hamdan’s daughter, Latifa, fled to Dubai and married Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum. She is the mother of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

Real Name Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed bin Khalifa Al Nahyan
Birth Place UAE
Predecessor Tahnun bin Zayed Al Nahyan
Reign 1912–1922
Successor Sultan bin Zayed Al Nahyan
Died 1922
House Al Nahyan