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Dhiyab bin Isa Al Nahyan

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Reign  1761-1793
Religion  Islam
Parents  Isa Al Nahyan
Grandparent  Nahyan Al Nahyan
Father  Isa Al Nahyan
Died  1793
House  Al Nahyan family
Issue  Shakhbut bin Dhiyab Al Nahyan
Children  Shakhbut bin Dhiyab Al Nahyan
Grandchildren  Muhammad bin Shakhbut Al Nahyan, Tahnun bin Shakhbut Al Nahyan

Sheikh Dhiyab bin Isa bin Nahayan was the Sheikh of Abu Dhabi (1761–1793) and the founder of the Al Abu Falah dynasty, which still rules Abu Dhabi today.

Life

Dhiyab bin Isa, leader of the Bani Yas tribal confederation, sent a hunting party from Liwa in 1761 which tracked a gazelle to a brackish spring on the island. The gazelle became the symbol of Abu Dhabi, and gave it its name (literally Father of the Gazelle). In 1793, Dhiyab ordered his son Shakbut to move to the island. He did and then built a village and a fort there.

References

Dhiyab bin Isa Al Nahyan Wikipedia


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