His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalid Al Nahyan, may God have mercy on him was born in Fort Palace in Abu Dhabi in 1942. He is the only son of Sheikh Khalid bin Sultan Al Nahyan, he grew up with his parents and he grasps everyone’s attention and appreciation. He had the distinct types of care, and it was with the knowledge and passion for science since childhood, and was the first religious learning stations for the sake of knowledge. He was a student of the famous senior sheikhs at that time. Fluently he memorized many soras of holy Quran.
His life with his father allowed him, the acquisition of life experiences and knowledge through participation in various social councils, as well as his participation in the governmental actors in that important stage of development of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. These experiences earned him more wisdom and administrative skill, and the ability to economic and regulatory issues management. So became the Prince of fundamental national pillars in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, he was a representative of the governor in Jebel Dhanna in the early sixties, Vice Chairman of the Department of Finance in 1966, member of the Planning Council in 1968, Head of the Department of Ports and Customs in 1969, and Minister for Transport, which include the Department of Ports and Postal Service civil Aviation Department in 1971.