Sheikh Sultan bin Zayed bin Khalifa Al Nahyan ruled Abu Dhabi  from the year 1922 to 1926. However, his sons Shakbut and Zayed ruled Abu Dhabi from the year 1928 to 2004.

Sultan ruled Abu Dhabi after killing his brother Hamdan in 1932 before being ousted and killed in 1922 by his brother Saqr. He had four sons. Shakbut was the name of his eldest son and Zayed was youngest.