List of rulers of separate Emirates of the United Arab Emirates

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List of Rulers of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi[edit]

Al Nahyan of Al Abu Falah Dynasty[edit]

Ruled Name Notes
1761–1793 Sheikh Dhiyab bin Isa Al Nahyan d. 1793
1793–1816 Sheikh Shakhbut bin Dhiyab Al Nahyan d. 1816
1816–1818 Sheikh Muhammad bin Shakhbut Al Nahyan
1818 - 18XX Sheikh Shakhbut bin Dhiyab Al Nahyan Since 1818 joint with his son Tahnun
1818 - Apr 1833 Sheikh Tahnun bin Shakhbut Al Nahyan Since 1818 joint with his father Shakhbut. d. 1833
Apr 1833 - 1845 Sheikh Khalifa bin Shakhbut Al Nahyan Since 1833 joint with his brother Sultan. d. 1845
Apr 1833 - Jul 1845 Sheikh Sultan bin Shakhbut Al Nahyan Since 1833 joint with his brother Khalifa. d. 1845
Jul 1845 - Sep 1845 Sheikh Isa bin Khalid Usurper
Sep 1845 - Dec 1845 Sheikh Dhiyab II bin Isa Usurper
Dec 1845 - 1855 Sheikh Saeed bin Tahnun Al Nahyan
1855–1909 Sheikh Zayed I bin Khalifa Al Nahyan b. 1840 - d. 1909
May 1909 - October 1912 Sheikh Tahnoun bin Zayed Al Nahyan b. 1857 - d. 1912
October 1912 - August 22, 1922 Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan b. 1881 - d. 1922
August 22, 1922 - August 4, 1926 Sheikh Sultan II bin Zayed Al Nahyan b. 1881 - d. 1926
August 4, 1926 - January 1, 1928 Sheikh Saqr bin Zayed Al Nahyan b. 1887 - d. 1928 (Assassinated)
January 1, 1928 - August 6, 1966 Sheikh Shakhbut II bin Sultan Al Nahyan b. 1905 - d. 1989 (Deposed)
August 6, 1966 - November 2, 2004 Sheikh Zayed II bin Sultan Al Nahyan b. 1918 - d. 2004
November 2, 2004 – Present Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan b. 1948

List of Rulers of the Emirate of Dubai[edit]

Al Abu Falasa Dynasty[edit]

Ruled Name Notes
1XXX - 9 June 1833 Sheikh Obaid bin Saeed
9 June 1833 - 1852 Sheikh Maktoum bin Butti bin Sohal d. 1852
1852–1859 Sheikh Saeed bin Shakhbut Al Maktoum d. 1859
1859 - 22 November 1886 Sheikh Hushur bin Maktoum d. 1886
22 November 1886 - 7 April 1894 Sheikh Rashid I Maktoum d. 1894
7 April 1894 - 16 February 1906 Sheikh Maktoum II bin Hushur b. 18?? - d. 1906
16 February 1906 - November 1912 Sheikh Butti bin Sohail b. 1851 - d. 1912
November 1912 - 15 April 1929 Sheikh Saeed II bin Maktoum First Time b. 1878 - d. 1958
15 April 1929 - 18 April 1929 Sheikh Mani bin Rashid
18 April 1929 - 10 September 1958 Sheikh Saeed II bin Maktoum Second Time b. 1878 - d. 1958
10 September 1958 - 7 October 1990 Sheikh Rashid II bin Saeed Al Maktoum b. 1910 - d. 1990
7 October 1990 - 4 January 2006 Sheikh Maktoum III bin Rashid Al Maktoum b. 1943 - d. 2006
4 January 2006 – Present Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum b. 1949

List of Rulers of the Emirate of Sharjah[edit]

Al Qasimi Dynasty[edit]

Ruled Name Notes
1727–1777 Sheikh Hamza bin Quresi bin Rahma al-Qasimi
1777–1803 Sheikh Saqr I bin Rashid al-Qasimi
1803–1840 Sheikh Sultan I bin Saqr al-Qasimi First Rule
1840 Sheikh Saqr bin Sultan al-Qasimi
1840–1866 Sheikh Sultan I bin Saqr al-Qasimi Second Rule
1866 - 14 April 1868 Sheikh Khalid I bin Sultan al-Qasimi
14 April 1868 - March 1883 Sheikh Salim bin Sultan al-Qasimi Since 1869 joint with his brother Ibrahim
1869–1871 Sheikh Ibrahim bin Sultan al-Qasimi Since 1869 joint with his brother Salim
March 1883 - 1914 Sheikh Saqr II bin Khalid al-Qasimi
3 April 1914 - 21 November 1924 Sheikh Khalid II bin Ahmad al-Qasimi
21 November 1924 - 1951 Sheikh Sultan II bin Saqr al-Qasimi
1951 - May 1951 Sheikh Muhammad bin Saqr al-Qasimi
May 1951 - 24 June 1965 Sheikh Saqr III bin Sultan al-Qasimi Ousted bloodlessly by the British
24 June 1965 - 24 January 1972 Sheikh Khalid III bin Muhammad al-Qasimi Assassinated in course of Saqr III's counter-coup
25 January 1972 - 1972 Sheikh Saqr bin Muhammad al-Qasimi Acting due to Khalid III's assassination by Saqr III
1972 - 17 June 1987 Sheikh Dr.Sultan III bin Muhammad al-Qasimi First rule
17 – 23 June 1987 Sheikh 'Abd al- 'Aziz bin Muhammad al-Qasimi Younger brother, abortive coup d'état
23 June 1987 – present Sheikh Dr.Sultan III bin Muhammad al-Qasimi Second rule

List of Rulers of the Emirate of Fujairah[edit]

Al Sharqi Dynasty[edit]

Ruled Name Notes
1876–1936 Sheikh Hamad bin Abdullah Al Sharqi
1936–1942 Sheikh Saif bin Hamad Al Sharqi
1942 - 18 September 1974 Sheikh Mohammad bin Hamad Al Sharqi
18 September 1974 – Present Sheikh Hamad bin Mohammad Al Sharqi

List of Rulers of the Emirate of Ras al-Khaimah[edit]

Al Qasimi Dynasty[edit]

Ruled Name Notes
Sheikh Rahma al-Qasimi]]
17xx - 174x Sheikh Matar bin Rahma al-Qasimi
174x - 1777 Sheikh Rashid bin Matar al-Qasimi
1777–1803 Sheikh Saqr bin Rashid al-Qasimi
1803–1808 Sheikh Sultan bin Saqr al-Qasimi First Rule
1808–1814 Sheikh al-Husayn bin Ali al-Qasimi Acting Ruler
1814–1820 Sheikh al-Hasan bin Rahma al-Qasimi Acting Ruler
1820–1866 Sheikh Sultan bin Saqr al-Qasimi Second Rule
1866 - May 1867 Sheikh Ibrahim bin Sultan al-Qasimi
May 1867 - 14 April 1868 Sheikh Khalid bin Sultan al-Qasimi
14 April 1868 - 1869 Sheikh Salim bin Sultan al-Qasimi
1869 - August 1900 Sheikh Humayd bin Abdullah al-Qasimi
10 July 1921 - February 1948 Sheikh Sultan bin Salim al-Qasimi
February 1948 – 27 October 2010 Sheikh Saqr bin Muhammad al-Qasimi
27 October 2010 – Present Sheikh Saud bin Saqr al-Qasimi

Throne vacant from August 1900 until 10 July 1921

List of Rulers of the Emirate of Umm al-Quwain[edit]

Al Mu'alla Dynasty[edit]

Ruled Name Notes
1775 - 17xx Sheikh Majid Al Mu`alla
17xx - 1816 Sheikh Rashid I bin Majid Mu`alla
1816–1853 Sheikh Abdullah I bin Rashid Al Mu`alla
1853–1873 Sheikh Ali bin Abdullah Al Mu`alla
1873–1904 Sheikh Ahmad I bin `Abd Allah Al Mu`alla
1904–1922 Sheikh Rashid II bin Ahmad Al Mu`alla
1922–1923 Sheikh `Abd Allah II bin Rashid Al Mu`alla
1923–1929 Sheikh Hamad bin Ibrahim Al Mu`alla
1929–1981 Sheikh Ahmad II bin Rashid Al Mu`alla
1981–2009 Sheikh Rashid III bin Ahmad Al Mu`alla
2009–present Sheikh Saud bin Rashid Al Mu`alla

List of Rulers of the Emirate of Ajman[edit]

Al Qaratsa Al Bu Khurayban Al Nuaim Dynasty[edit]

Ruled Name Notes
17xx - 17xx Sheikh Rashid Al Nuaimi
17xx - 1816 Sheikh Humaid I bin Rashid Al Nuaimi
1816–1838 Sheikh Rashid I bin Humaid Al Nuaimi
1838–1841 Sheikh Humaid II bin Rashid Al Nuaimi First Rule
1841–1848 Sheikh 'Abd al-'Aziz I bin Rashid Al Nuaimi
1848–1873 Sheikh Humaid II bin Rashid Al Nuaimi Second Rule
1873–1891 Sheikh Rashid II bin Humaid Al Nuaimi
1891–1900 Sheikh Humaid III bin Rashid Al Nuaimi
1900–1910 Sheikh 'Abd al-'Aziz II bin Humayd Al Nuaimi
1910–1928 Sheikh Humaid IV bin 'Abd al-'Aziz Al Nuaimi
1928–1981 Sheikh Rashid Bin Humaid Al Nuaimi b. 19XX - d. 1982
1981 – Present Sheikh Humaid V bin Rashid Al Nuaimi b. 1931

List of pre-union Region Rulers[edit]

These are regions that were once independent but now are affiliated with other emirates.

List of Rulers of Dibba[edit]

  • Under a Hakim
Ruled Name Notes
1871–1883 Sheikh Ahmad bin Sultan al-Qasimi
1883–1937 Sheikh Rashid bin Ahmad al-Qasimi Since 1903 joint with his brother Khalid II
1903–1924 Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmad al-Qasimi Since 1903 joint with his brother Rashid
1937–1951 Sheikh Ahmad bin Adeel al-Rizvi
  • Reincorporated into Sharjah 1951

List of Rulers of Hamriyya[edit]

  • Under a Hakim
Ruled Name Notes
1875–1904 Sheikh Sayf bin `Abd al-Rahman Al-Shamsi
1904–1921 Sheikh `Abd al-Rahman bin Sayf Al-Shamsi First Rule
1921–1922 Sheikh Humayd bin `Abd al-Rahman Al-Shamsi First Rule
1922 Sheikh `Abd al-Rahman bin Sayf Al-Shamsi Second Rule
1922 Sheikh Humayd bin `Abd al-Rahman Al-Shamsi Second Rule
  • Reincorporated into Sharjah 1922 but retained semi-autonomy until the late 1960s.

List of Rulers of Al Heera[edit]

  • Under a Hakim
Ruled Name Notes
1915–1942 Sheikh `Abd al-Rahman bin Muhammad
1942 Sheikh Sayf bin `Abd al-Rahman
  • Reincorporated into Sharjah 1942

List of Rulers of Kalba[edit]

  • Under a Hakim
Ruled Name Notes
1871–1900 Sheik Majid bin Sultan al-Qasimi
1900–1903 Sheik Hamad bin Majid al-Qasimi
1903–1937 Sheikh Saeed bin Hamad al-Qasimi
1937–1951 Sheikh Hamad bin Saeed al-Qasimi
1951–1952 Sheikh vivek bin Sultan al-Qasimi
  • Reincorporated into Sharjah 1952


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