Umm Al Qaiwain

Last modified: 27 November 2020

The country

The emirate is known as Emirate of Umm Al Qaiwain or Emirate of Umm Al Quwain. The country is being reigned by the Al Mu’alla dynasty.

The earliest settlements in the area are shown more than 7000 years ago. During the Bronze Age semi-nomadic tribes came to the region. About 200 years ago the Al Ali tribe moved to the area and in 1775 Sheikh Majid Al Mu’alla established an independent Sheikhdom. Sheikh Abdullah I signed the General Maritime Treaty with Great Britain in 1820, and the area became a British protectorate. On 2 December 1971 Umm Al Qaiwain joined the United Arab Emirates.

Sovereign

The current sovereign is Sheikh Saud bin Rashid Al Mu’alla, Emir of Umm Al Qaiwain. He was born on 1 October 1952.

He is a son of Sheikh Rashid bin Ahmed Al Mu’alla, Emir of Umm Al Qaiwain (1932-2009) and his wife Sheikha Mahra bint Ahmed al Ghurair.

Enthronement

Sheikh Saud succeeded his father as Emir after his death on 2 January 2009. He had been Crown Prince of Umm Al Qaiwain since 22 July 1982.

Other details

The Emir is a Muslim.

Marriage and descendants

Sheikh Saud is married to Sheikha Sumaya bint Saqr bin Mohammed Al Qasimi of Ras Al Khaimah.

Their children:

  • Sheikh Rashid
  • Sheikh Ahmad
  • Sheikh Majid
  • Sheikh Mohamed
  • Sheikh Abdullah
  • Sheikh Ali
  • Sheikh Saqr
  • Sheikh Humaid
  • Sheikha Maryam
  • Sheikha Fatma

One of the daughters married in 2012 Sheikh Majed bin Abdullah

Heir to the throne

The heir to the throne is Sheikh Rashid bin Saud Al Mu’alla, Crown Prince of Umm Al Qaiwain. He is Crown Prince of Umm Al Qaiwain since 14 January 2009.

He is a son of Sheikh Saud bin Rashid Al Mu’alla, Emir of Umm Al Qaiwain and his wife Sheikha Sumaya bint Saqr bin Mohammed Al Qasimi of Ras Al Khaimah.

Sheikh Rashid is married since 2012 to Sheikha .. bint Saqr bin Khalid Al Qasimi of Ras Al Khaimah.

Postal address

Royal Palace
Umm Al Qaiwain
United Arab Emirates

Succession

Umm Al Qaiwain is a hereditary constitutional monarchy.

Titles

The emir is His Highness Sheikh .. (first name) bin .. (name of his father) Al Mu’alla, Emir of Umm Al Qaiwain. The heir to the throne is His Highness Sheikh .. (first name) bin .. (name of his father) Al Mu’alla, Crown Prince of Umm Al Qaiwain.

The Emirs of Umm Al Qaiwain

Majid Al Mu’alla1775-17..
Rashid I bin Majid Al Mu’alla17..-1816
Abdullah I bin Rashid Al Mu’alla1816-1853
Ali bin Abdullah Al Mu’alla1853-1873
Ahmad I bin Abdullah Al Mu’alla (-1904)1873-1904
Rashid bin Ahmad Al Mu’alla (1875-1922)1904-1922
Abdullah II bin Rashid Al Mu’alla1922-1923
Sheikh Hamad bin Ibrahim Al Mu’alla1923-1928/29
Ahmad II bin Rashid Al Mu’alla (-1981)1928/29-1981
Rashid bin Ahmad Al Mu’alla (1932-2009)1981-2009
Saud bin Rashid Al Mu’alla (1952-)2009-

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