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Ras Al Khaimah

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The country

The emirate is known as Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah. The country is being reigned by the Al Qasimi dynasty.

Sovereign

The current sovereign is Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Emir of Ras Al Khaimah. He was born in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on 10 February 1956.

He is the fourth son of Sheikh Saqr bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Emir of Ras Al Khaimah (1918/20-2010) and his wife Sheikha Mahra bint Ahmed al Ghurair.

Sheikh Saud succeeded his father as Emir after his death on 27 October 2010. He had been Crown Prince of Ras Al Khaimah since 14 June 2003.

The Emir is a Muslim.

Marriage and descendants

Sheikh Saud is married to Sheikha Hana bint Juma Al Majid.

The couple has four sons, Sheikh Mohammed, Sheikh Ahmed, Sheikh Khalid and Sheikh Saqr, and two daughters, Sheikha Amna and Sheikha Mahra.

Heir to the throne

The heir to the throne is Sheikh Mohammed bin Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Crown Prince of Ras Al Khaimah. He was born on 9 February 1987. He is Crown Prince of Ras Al Khaimah since 6 December 2010.

He is a son of Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Emir of Ras Al Khaimah and Sheikha Hana bint Juma Al Majid.

Succession

Ras Al Khaimah is a hereditary constitutional monarchy.

Titles

The emir is His Highness Sheikh .. (first name) bin .. (name of his father) Al Qasimi, Emir of Ras Al Khaimah. The heir to the throne is His Highness Sheikh .. (first name) bin .. (name of his father) Al Qasimi, Crown Prince of Ras Al Khaimah.

History

The area has been inhabited by humans for several millennia. The Al Qasimi family settled in Ras Al Khaimah in the early 18th century. In 1820 they signed the General Maritime Treaty with Great Britain. Until 1971 Ras Al Khaimah was a British protectorate and part of the Trucial States. Ras Al Khaimah became independent from Sharjah in 1869, but was incorporated by Sharjah again between September 1920 and 7 July 1921. Ras Al Khaimah joined the United Arab Emirates on 10 February 1972.

The Emirs of Ras Al Khaimah

Matar bin Rahma Al Qasimi -174..
Rashid bin Matar Al Qasimi 174..-1777
Saqr bin Rashid Al Qasimi 1777-1803
Sultan bin Saqr Al Qasimi 1803-1808, 1820-1866
Al Husayn bin Ali Al Qasimi 1808-1814
Al Hasan bin Rahma Al Qasimi 1814-1820
Ibrahim bin Sultan Al Qasimi 1866-1867
Khalid bin Sultan Al Qasimi (-1868) 1867-1868
Salim bin Sultan Al Qasimi (-1919) 1868-1869
Humaid bin Abdullah Al Qasimi (-1900) 1869-1900
See Sharjah 1900-1921
Sultan bin Salim Al Qasimi (1891-) 1921-1948
Saqr bin Muhammad Al Qasimi (1918/20-2010) 1948-2010
Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi (1956-) 2010-

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