Last modified: 27 November 2020
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.
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.
- 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.
- Sheikha Salama (born 2020)
Ras Al Khaimah
United Arab Emirates
Ras Al Khaimah is a hereditary constitutional monarchy.
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 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|
|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-|