Last modified: 27 November 2020

The country

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

The area of the emirate of Sharjah has known human settlement for over 5000 years. The Al Qasimi family took control of Sharjah in the early 18th century. In 1820 a treaty with Great Britain was sind. Sharjah became a protectorate. On 2 December 1971 Sharjah joined the United Arab Emirates.


The current sovereign is Sheikh Sultan III bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Emir of Sharjah. He was born in Sharjah on 2 July 1939.

He is the son of Sheikh Mohammed bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Emir of Sharjah (1910-†) and his wife Sheikha Maryam bint Ghanem bin Salim Al Shamsi (ca. 1915-2010).


Sheikh Sultan succeeded his brother Sheikh Khalid bin Mohammed Al Qasimi as Emir after his murder on 25 January 1972.

Other details

The Emir is a Muslim.

Marriage and descendants

Sheikh Sultan is married to two women. His first wife was Sheikha Moza bint Salim bin Mohammed bin Manee Al Falasi.

Their children:

  • Sheikha Azza (born 1973)
  • Sheikh Mohammed (1974-1999)

His second wife is Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi.

Their children:

  • Sheikha Bodour (born 1978). She is married to Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi and has issue: Sheikha Maryam, Sheikh Ahmed and Sheikha Alia.
  • Sheikha Noor (born 1979)
  • Sheikha Hoor (born 1980)
  • Sheikh Khalid (1980-2019)

Heir to the throne

The heir to the throne is Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Crown Prince of Sharjah. He is a brother of the present Emir’s second wife. He is the Crown Prince since the death of the Emir’s son in 1999.

The Crown Prince is married to Sheikha Azza bint Saud Al Qasimi.

I am not quite sure whether they have children, but they might have a son called Salem.

Postal address

Al Badie Palace
United Arab Emirates


Sharjah is a hereditary constitutional monarchy.


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

The Emirs of Sharjah

Hamza bin Quresi bin Rahma Al Qasimi1727-1777
Saqr bin Rashid Al Qasimi1777-1803
Sultan bin Saqr Al Qasimi1803-1840, 1840-1866
Saqr bin Sultan Al Qasimi1840
Khalid bin Sultan Al Qasimi1866-1868
Salim bin Sultan Al Qasimi1868-1883
Ibrahim bin Sultan Al Qasimi1869-1871
Saqr bin Khalid Al Qasimi1883-1914
Khalid bin Ahmad Al Qasimi1914-1924
Sultan II bin Saqr Al Qasimi1924-1951
Muhammad bin Saqr Al Qasimi1951
Saqr bin Sultan Al Qasimi1951-1965
Khalid bin Muhammad Al Qasimi (1931-murdered 1972)1965-1972
Saqr bin Muhammad Al Qasimi1972
Sultan III bin Mohammad Al Qasimi (1939-)1972-1987, 1987-
Abd al-Aziz bin Mohammad Al Qasimisix days in June 1987


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