Sheikh Shakhbut bin Dhiyab Al Nahyan

Sheikh Shakhbut bin Dhiyab Al Nahyan

Sheikh Shakhbut bin Dhiyab Al Nahyan Biography

Sheikh Shakhbut bin Dhiyab Al Nahyan born in Liwa Oasis (now Abu Dhabi, UAE) was the Ruler of Abu Dhabi (1795–1816), which is now a part of the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Real Name Sheikh Shakhbut bin Dhiyab Al Nahyan
Birth Place Liwa Oasis (now Abu Dhabi, UAE)
Father Dhiyab bin Isa Al Nahyan
Reign 1793–1816
Predecessor Dhiyab bin Isa Al Nahyan
Successor Mohammed bin Shakhbut (1st rule) Tahnun bin Shakhbut Al Nahyan (2nd rule)
House Al Nahyan family
Religion Islam

Sheikh Shakhbut bin Dhiyab Al Nahyan Political Career

A hunting party was sent from Liwa in 1761 by Sheikh’s father, Dhiyab bin Isa, which tracked a Gazelle to a saline spring on the island. In 1793, Sheikh was ordered to shift to the island by his father, where he formed a village near a freshwater spring. The fort of Sheikh was named Qasr Al-Hosn which, for a long time, was housed as Centre for Documentation and Research before ending up as a museum. It was home to the Shakhbut’s reign, expanding to some 400 houses.

Sheikh Shakhbut bin Dhiyab Al Nahyan Successors

His son Tahnun bin Shakhbut ruled from the year 1818 to 1833, Khalifa bin Shakhbut Al Nahyan ruled from the year 1833 to 1845 and Mohammed bin Shakhbut ruled from the year 1816 to 1818 respectively. However, they co-ruled throughout their reigns. In the year 1845, two more sons of Sheikh named Hilal bin Shakhbut and Yafoor bin Shakhbut, were identified in a memorandum of the tribes of Arabian Shores of Persian Gulf Persian Gulf of Lieutenant AB Kembal, Assistant Resident at Bushire Legacy. He is described as a legend who was deposed by his sons. Dhiyab bin Isa Al Nahyan was his Predecessor.