Al Suwaidi Foundation, P.O. Box 55115, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Respecting our past
Shaping Our Future

Al Suwaidi Foundation

Located in the heart of Abu Dhabi, The Al Suwaidi Foundation was founded by Dr. Hamed bin Mohamed Khalifa Al Suwaidi, in 2019 to manage the enduring legacies of the late family members and to undertake projects designed to preserve the cultural and artistic heritage of the United Arab Emirates.

VISION

To become the main source of reference for family personnel that shaped the formation of the UAE and the inspiration hub for young talents interested in artistic heritage.

MISSION

The foundation aims to archive key milestones achieved by various family members and promote projects with an educational and nonprofit platform in order to carry forward the family legacy.

CORE VALUE

We are committed to sharing authentic information about key UAE figures from Al Suwaidi family and enriching the cultural understanding and passion amongst all.

Patron & Father of House of Al Suwaidi & Family Council
The Most Honorable Father of
The United Arab Emirates & The Union

His Excellency Ahmed Bin Khalifa Al Suwaidi

Personal Representative of the President of the United Arab Emirates
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  • Founding President of the Al Suwaidi Family Council
  • Father of the house of Al Suwaidi
  • Founder of Abu Dhabi Cultural Foundation
  • Founder of Abu Dhabi Investment Authority
  • Founder of the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Founder of UAE Ministry of Presidential Affairs

HE Ahmed Bin Khalifa Al Suwaidi held many offices during his years of active service with the government of the UAE

  • Personal Representative of the President of the United Arab Emirates
  • First Minister of Presidential Affairs of Abu Dhabi
  • First Minister of Foreign Affairs of the UAE
  • Founder of the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority and the Abu Dhabi Cultural Foundation

He played a significant role in the unification of The United Arab Emirates and was the first to read the statement of the founding of the nation on the 2nd of December, 1971. HE was the most senior advisor to the father of the nation and the ruler of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan (1968-2004).

His Excellency the Honourable
Mohamed Khalifa Bin Yousef Al Suwaidi
Chairman of the Advisory Committee
Vice President of the Family Council & The House of Al Suwaidi
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  • Chairman of the Advisory Committee
  • Vice President of the Family Council & Member of the House of Al Suwaidi
  • Founding Member & Chairman of the Diplomatic Council of the UAE Foreign Affairs
  • UAE Governor to The African Development Bank
  • Minister of State as the First Advisor to the Minister’s Office at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Founding Member and Board Member of FAB
  • Founding Board Member of RAK-BANK and Khazna Insurance Company

HE is the eldest child to Khalifa Bin Yousef. He occupied several key positions that contributed to the development of the UAE. After the inception of the United Arab Emirates, HE Mohamed Khalifa Bin Yousef Al Suwaidi served as the Director General of Economic Affairs and International Cooperation of the UAE Foreign Affairs between 1972 until 2001 where he achieved the Diplomatic rank of Ambassador Extraordinary.

His Excellency the Honorable
Mohamed Ahmed Bin Khalifa Al Suwaidi
Vice Chairman of the Advisory Committee
Vice President of the Family Council & The House of Al Suwaidi
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  • Member of the Advisory Committee
  • UAE poet and man of letters
  • Director of Culture and Arts Department – Cultural Foundation in 1983
  • Secretary General of the Cultural Foundation in 1990 until 2006
  • Member of UAE University Supreme Council at Al-Ain
  • Chairman of many private companies and cultural and economic institutions, such as Dar Al-Suweidi and the Electronic village
  • Member of Businessmen and Economists Society, UAE Writers Union and many public societie’s
Honorable Mother
Mouza Bint Ahmed KhalifaAl Suwaidi
Member of the Family Council & The House of Al Suwaidi
(Mother Al Suwaidi)
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  • Member of the Family Council & House of Al Suwaidi (Mother Al Suwaidi)
  • Founder of Majlis Mouza Bint Ahmed
  • Founder of Al Suwaidi Organic Dates Farming and Shepherdesses

Mouza Bint Ahmed Khalifa Al Suwaidi is the eldest child of HE Ahmed Bin Khalifa Al Suwaidi, the Personal Representative of the 1st President of the UAE, and the wife of HE Mohamed Khalifa Bin Yousef Al Suwaidi. She sets a remarkable example to Emirati women having raised a family, purchased and successfully managed a date plantation and a farm with goat breeding and animal husbandry. She is also recognised as a distinguished philanthropist.

Her Highness Sheikha
Khawla Bint Ahmed Khalifa Al Suwaidi
Wife of H.H Sheikh Tahnoon Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE National Security Advisor
Member of the Family Council & House of Al Suwaidi
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  • Member of the Family Council & House of Al Suwaidi
  • Founder of Khawla Art
  • Founder of Sheikha Khawla Cultural Majlis
  • Highly Revered Poetess of the United Arab Emirates
  • Prominent Emirati artist
  • Member of the Al Nahyan royal family

Her Highness Sheikha Khawla Bint Ahmed Khalifa Al Suwaidi grew up in a culture-oriented and artistic household. Her father, HE Ahmed Bin Khalifa Al Suwaidi was not only First Minister of Foreign Affairs for the United Arab Emirates but also the founder of the Abu Dhabi Cultural Foundation, the home of the first National Library and the Theatre and Community Arts Centre in the UAE. Since childhood, Her Highness has possessed a proclivity for the written word. Thanks to her father’s influence and the encouragement of her husband, H.H. Sheikh Tahnoon Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Her Highness Sheikha Khawla has been surrounded and enriched by art, literature and poetry.

Ahmed Mohamed Khalifa Bin Yousef Al Suwaidi

Member of the Family Council & The House of Al Suwaidi
Founding Member of Abu Dhabi Arts Society
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  • Member of the Family Council & House of Al Suwaidi
  • Founder of Mouzana Art
  • Founding Member of Abu Dhabi Arts Society
  • Founding Member of Bin Yousef & Sons

Dr. Hamed Bin Mohamed Khalifa Al Suwaidi

Founder & Chairman of the Foundation Council
Member of The Family Council & The House of Al Suwaidi
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  • Founder, Member of the Family Council & House of Al Suwaidi
  • Founder of the Abu Dhabi Arts Society
  • Founder of the Ousha Bint Khalifa Al Suwaidi Foundation
  • Managing Director of Bin Yousef Group

Dr. Hamed Bin Mohamed Khalifa Al Suwaidi graduated in 2004 from Regents University, London with a dual degree (BBA) in International Business and a BSc (Hons) in Business Administration. He also earned a Post Graduate Diploma in Finance & Banking and an MSc in Strategic Business from the University of Portsmouth, UK as well as completing his PhD in Economics & Finance from the University of Portsmouth in 2014. The prominent businessman is passionate about cultivating the cultural identity of Abu Dhabi. He is an avid art enthusiast inspired by his upbringing in an environment full of thought leadership and creativity, and was natural to appreciate the different types of arts..

He is also the Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Arts Society and several other associations related to arts and education.

Alanood Ahmed Khalifa Ahmed Al Suwaidi

Member of the Foundation Council
Member of The Family Council & The House of Al Suwaidi
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  • Member of the Family Council
  • Member of House of Al Suwaidi

Alanood Ahmed Khalifa Ahmed Al Suwaidi is an undergraduate in business administration. She enjoys breeding birds, gardening, humanitarian work and is currently working closely with Dr. Hamed Bin Mohamed Khalifa Al Suwaidi on cultivating the family ancestry.