UAE President Khalifa bin Zayed al-Nahyan has reappointed Mohammad bin Zayed al-Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme commander of the UAE Armed Forces, as Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council (Adec).

ADEC is the local executive authority of the Abu Dhabi emirate.

Hazza bin Zayed al-Nahyan has also been reappointed vice-chairman

New members of the council include Diab bin Mohammad bin Zayed al-Nahyan, chairman, Department of Transport; Jassem Mohammed al-Zaabi, chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Office; and Saif Mohammad Al Hajiri, chairman, Department of Economic Development.

Al-Zaabi replaces Saeed Eid al-Ghafli, while Hajiri replaces Ali Majed al-Mansouri.

Awaidha al-Marar, formerly chairman of Abu Dhabi Department of Municipal Affairs and Transport (DMAT), remains a member of the council as the new chairman of Energy Department.

Abdullah bin Mohammed al-Hamed, formerly chairman of Abu Dhabi Water & Electricity Authority (Adwea), also remains a member of the council as the new chairman of the Health Department.

The complete list of incumbent council members are:

  • Mohammad bin Zayed al-Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces
  • Hazza bin Zayed al-Nahyan, vice-chairman
  • Hamed bin Zayed al-Nahyan, chairman, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Court
  • Mohammad bin Khalifa al-Nahyan, executive council member
  • Diab bin Mohammad bin Zayed al-Nahyan, chairman, Department of Transport (new appointee)
  • Sultan bin Tahnoun al-Nahyan
  • Mubarak al-Mazrouei, secretary general
  • Khaldoun Khalifa al-Mubarak, chairman, Executive Affairs Authority
  • Jasem Mohammad al-Zaabi, chairman, Abu Dhabi Executive office
  • Mugheer Khamis al-Khaili, chairman of the Department of Community Development (formerly chairman of Abu Dhabi Health Authority)
  • Major General Mohammad Khalfan al-Rumaithi, chief of Abu Dhabi Police
  • Riyadh Abdul Rahman al-Mubarak, chairman, Department of Finance (appointed in 2016)
  • Abdulla bin Mohammad al-Hamed, chairman of Health Department
  • Ali Rashid al-Nuaimi, chairman of the Department of Education and Knowledge (formerly Abu Dhabi Education Council) (appointed in 2016)
  • Awaidha Murshed al-Marar, chairman, Department of Energy
  • Saif Mohammad al-Hajiri, chairman, Department of Economic Development
  • Falah Mohammad al-Ahbabi, chairman, Department of Urban Planning and Municipalities
  • Mohammad Khalifa al-Mubarak, chairman, Department of Culture and Tourism

It is unclear if the restructuring of the council would have an impact on the planned metro and light rail schemes, which were being overseen by DMAT and whose main budget is awaiting approval from ADEC.