Abu Dhabi/Ras Al Khaimah: President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan has issued federal decree No 6 for 2006 naming members of the Federal National Council.

The list contains the names of the 40 members, according to a WAM report.

Later, His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, chaired the Cabinet meeting yesterday.

The Cabinet meeting was held in the presence of Shaikh Sultan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Shaikh Hamdan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister.

During the meeting, the Cabinet endorsed the new membership of the Federal National Council (FNC).

The house membership of the 14th legislative chapter will now be passed to the office of the president for issuance of a decree calling the house to convene.

The Cabinet passed a decision, stipulating that GCC nationals working in the private sector must be treated on par with UAE nationals in the ministry of labour.

The Council appointed Sultan Bin Saeed Al Mansouri, Minister of Governmental Sector Development as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Transport Authority.

Fatima Al Mazroui, an appointed member from Abu Dhabi, expressed her joy. She said: "I thank Shaikh Khalifa and Shaikh Mohammad for this. I believe the nine women will play a pivotal role in the FNC, which I hope will become stronger." Fatima, who teaches Arabic language at UAE University, said she will raise vital issues such as education and national identity.

Nidal Al Tunaiji, appointed from Ras Al Khaimah, is an assistant professor at UAE University and teaches E-learning. "Once I received the news, I felt there was a lot of responsibility on my shouldlers."


The presidential decree states the 14th legislative chapter of the FNC shall be composed of the following members:

Abu Dhabi

  • Ahmad Shabib Mohammad Helal Al Daheri
  • Amal Abdullah Juma Al Kubaisi
  • Rashid Mussabbah Al Kindi Ali Al Marar
  • Amer Abdul Jalil Mohammad Abdul Rahim Al Fahim
  • Abdullah Nasser Huwailil Al Mansouri
  • Fatima Hamad Nasser Hamad Al Kunaibi Al Mazroui
  • Mohammad Mohammad Ali Fadhel Al Hamili
  • Mughir Khamis Mughir Jaber Al Khaili


  • Jamal Mohammad Mattar Mussabah Al Hai
  • Hussain Abdullah Ali Al Sha'afar
  • Khalid Ali Ahmad Obaid Bin Zayed
  • Sultan Saqr Sultan Al Suwaidi
  • Abdul Aziz Abdullah Al Ghurair
  • Fatima Ghanem Bin Ghanem Al Merri
  • Maisa Rashid Ghadir
  • Najla Faisal Al Awadhi


  • Hamad Hareth Hamad Al Midfa
  • Khalifa Abdullah Bin Saeed Abdullah Bin Huwaiden
  • Salem Mohammad Bin Salem Al Naqbi
  • Ayesha Mohammad Khalfan Al Roumi
  • Obaid Ali Obaid Bin Butti Al Muhairi
  • Mohammad Abdullah Ali Al Zaabi

Ras Al Khaimah

  • Ahmad Mohammad Nasser Al Khateri
  • Rashid Mohammad Khalfan Al Shuraiqi
  • Abdul Rahim Abdul Latif Abdullah Al Shahin
  • Abdullah Ahmad Salem Ali Al Han Al Shehi
  • Nidhal Mohammad Al Tunaiji
  • Yousuf Obaid Ali Bin Eisa Al Nuaimi


  • Hamad Abdullah Saeed Ghulaitah Al Ghafli
  • Khalid Hamad Mohammad Abu Shehab
  • Ali Majid Al Matroushi
  • Aliaa Salem Saeed Al Suwaidi

Umm Al Quwain

  • Sultan Khalfan Sultan Bin Hussain Al Ali
  • Sultan Saif Salem Ali Al Kubaisi
  • Ali Jasem Ahmad Jasem
  • Yousuf Ali Fadhel Mohammad Bin Fadhel


  • Ahmad Saeed Abdullah Al Danhani
  • Rowiya Saif Sultan Saeed Samahi
  • Saeed Ali Hamad Al Haferi
  • Sultan Ahmad Abdullah Mohammad Al Mu'athin Danhani