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.
United Arab Emirates
The Al Nuaim tribe was one of the several bedouin tribes to move to Bahrain in 1783 after the Al Khalifa conquered the island.
The tribe were reported as being one of the most powerful tribes in Qatar in an 1890 report by the British government. 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.
Members of the Al Nuaim tribe
- Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi - emir of Ajman
- Sheikh Rashid bin Humaid Al Nuaimi,
- Abdulla Majid Al Naimi,
- Rashid Abdullah Al Noaimi,
- Abdulrahman al-Nuaimi, Bahraini political activist
- Ali Al-Naimi, former Saudi minister of petroleum
- The Persian Gulf pilot: comprising the Persian Gulf, Gulf of Omán; and Makran coast. Great Britain: Hydrographic Dept. 1890. p. 131.
- "'Persian Gulf Gazetteer Part II, Geographical and Descriptive Materials, Section II Western Side of the Gulf' [59v] (117/286)". Qatar Digital Library. Retrieved 23 July 2015.