Al Bu Hamir

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Al Bu Hamir
Arab tribe
LocationUnited Arab Emirates
ReligionMaliki Sunni

The Al Bu Hamir (Arabic: آل بو حمير‎) (singular Arabic: الحميري‎ Al-Hamiri, also spelled Al-Humairi or Al-Hemeiri) is a tribe in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Originating in the Al Ain region of the emirate of Abu Dhabi, they are a small section of the Bani Yas tribal confederation.[1] Under the Bani Yas, they were considered a subsection of the Manasir.[2] They were Maliki Sunni in religion and partisans of the Hinawi faction in politics and, around the turn of the 20th century, comprised some 60 houses in Abu Dhabi, where they appear to have settled.[1] The members of the tribe have usually enjoyed close relationships with the Al Nahyan ruling family. Several of its members held important positions in Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan's administration and Royal court.

Notable members[edit]

  • Ahmed Mohammed Al Humairi, Secretary-General of the Ministry of Presidential Affairs of the UAE.
  • Jumah Ali Khalaf Al Humairi, Staff Major General, Chief of Administration and Manpower Staff of the UAE Armed Forces.
  • Mubarak Matar Al Hamiri (or Humairi), born 1968, was a long-term manager (1991-2004) at Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan's Private Office. After Sheikh Zayed's death (2004), he became involved in many investment firms owned by his sons, in particular International Capital Trading LLC. He is today a key figure in the real estate investment business in Abu Dhabi.
  • Nasser Ali Al Humairi, director of the Intangible Heritage Department at TCA.
  • Salah Al Humairi, Lieutenant-Colonel, Head of Al Ain traffic department in Abu Dhabi’s Police.
  • Sultan Dahi Al Hamiri, member of the Abu Dhabi Tawteen Council Board.
  • Alya Al Hemeiri, The first female pilot from the UAE.
  • Zaal Al Hemeiri, Chairman of engineering consultation company, Shaheen, which is proudly branched in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Cairo and Melbourne.
  • Essa Binmana Al Hemeiri, born 1954, Chief Executive of Imam Malik College of Sharia and Law, and the Previous General Director of the Department of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs in Dubai.


  1. ^ a b Lorimer, John (1915). Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf Vol II. British Government, Bombay. p. 1933.
  2. ^ 1941-, Heard-Bey, Frauke, (2005). From Trucial States to United Arab Emirates : a society in transition. London: Motivate. p. 35. ISBN 1860631673. OCLC 64689681.
  • D. Hawley, The Trucial States (London, 1970), p. 293.