Ras Al Khaimah

Last modified: 27 November 2020

The country

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

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.

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.

Enthronement

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.

Other details

The Emir is a Muslim.

Marriage and descendants

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

Their children:

  • Sheikh Mohammed (born 1987)
  • Sheikha Amna/Amneh
  • Sheikh Ahmed
  • Sheikh Khalid
  • Sheikh Saqr
  • 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.

He married in 2018 Sheikha Shaikha bint Butti bin Maktoum bin Juma Al Maktoum of Dubai.

Their issue:

  • Sheikha Salama (born 2020)

Postal address

Royal Palace
Ras Al Khaimah
United Arab Emirates

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.

The Emirs of Ras Al Khaimah

Matar bin Rahma Al Qasimi-174..
Rashid bin Matar Al Qasimi174..-1777
Saqr bin Rashid Al Qasimi1777-1803
Sultan bin Saqr Al Qasimi1803-1808, 1820-1866
Al Husayn bin Ali Al Qasimi1808-1814
Al Hasan bin Rahma Al Qasimi1814-1820
Ibrahim bin Sultan Al Qasimi1866-1867
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 Sharjah1900-1921
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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