Al Nuaim

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The Al Naim or Al Noaim (Arabic: النعيم‎‎) tribe is a large Arab bedouin tribe based primarily in the Qatar, Bahrain, eastern Saudi Arabia, UAE, and the Al Buraimi oasis of Oman. It is divided to numerous branches such as Al-Heyaa Al Muhanna, Al Sayad, Al Mansoor, Al Jaffali, Al Jaber, Al Ali, Al-Shamsi, Al Majed, Al Alaaq and Al Bukhraiban.

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United Arab Emirates[edit]

The emirate of Ajman is governed by the Nuaim tribe, with its present ruler being Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi.

Bahrain[edit]

The Al Nuaim tribe was one of the several bedouin tribes to move to Bahrain in 1783 after the Al Khalifa conquered the island.

Qatar[edit]

The tribe were reported as being one of the most powerful tribes in Qatar in an 1890 report by the British government.[1] In J.G. Lorimer's Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf published in 1904, he described the Nuaim as "a Bedouin tribe who grazed their cattle on pastures surrounding Zubarah in 1873." He stated that 60 or 70 of the tribe's branch in Qatar had a hereditary attachment to the Bahraini emir.[2]

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