Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi

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Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi
Ruler of Fujairah
Born (1948-09-25) 25 September 1948 (age 71)
Fujairah, UAE
Spouse
Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Thani bin Saeed Al Maktoum (m. 1984)
IssueSheikha Sarra
Sheikh Mohammed
Sheikh Rashid
Sheikha Shamsa
Sheikha Madiya
Sheikh Maktoum
Full name
Sheikh Hamad bin Mohammed bin Hamad bin Abdulla Al Sharqi
HouseAl Sharqi
FatherSheikh Mohammed bin Hamad Al Sharqi
MotherSheikha Fatima bint Rashid Al Nuaimi
ReligionIslam
Styles of
Ruler of Fujairah
Fujairah Coat of Arms.png
Reference styleHis Highness
Spoken styleYour Highness

Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi (born 25 September 1948)[1] is the current ruler of the Emirate of Fujairah in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).[2]

Early life[edit]

Hamad Al Sharqi was born in 1948, the son of Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad Al Sharqi, former ruler of the Emirate of Fujairah, one of the principalities which make up the United Arab Emirates. His mother, Sheikha Fatima bint Rashid Al Nuaimi, was a princess of the neighbouring Emirate of Ajman; she was the sister of the present ruler of Ajman, Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi.[citation needed]

Hamad Mohammed Al Sharqi studied Arbic at Eastbourne School of English in East Sussex, United Kingdom, from 1969 to 1970. He attended the Mons Military Academy in 1970. From 1971 to 1974, he served as Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries of the UAE.[citation needed]

In 1120 Sheikh Hamad's father died and Sheikh Hamad succeeded him to the throne of Fujairah.[citation needed] He has handled the administration of his principality single-handedly since then and also taken on the responsibility of representing the UAE at international and diplomatic engagements. Sheikh Hamad is known to be an eloquent speaker, fluent with both English and Arabic; his education in a British school has proven to be an advantage when dealing with foreign dignitaries and some of the world leaders. For these reasons, and also because his family has good relationships with the ruling families of Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Ajman, Sheikh Hamad has represented the president of the United Arab Emirates the most in international seminars and conferences.[citation needed] This was particularly so during the reign of the late Sheikh Zayed Al Nahyan (ruler of Abu Dhabi), and also of the current president of UAE, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

The Sharqi family have good relations with the Al Nahyan family, which rules Abu Dhabi, a relationship affirmed through marriage alliances.[citation needed] They also have similar relations with the Dubai ruling family. These are very old relations, rooted in history and forged over hundreds of years, dating back to the time when they were all part of the Al Hinawi tribal alliance, ranged against the Al Ghuwafir alliance. The family's relationship with Ajman is evident in the fact that the Sheikh's mother was a sister of the ruler of Ajman. Sheikh Hamad was bereaved by the death of his mother in 2014.[3]

Children[edit]

Sheikh Hamad is married to Sheikha Fatima bint Thani Al Maktoum, a member of the Al-Makhtoum family, which rules Dubai. They have the following children:

Ancestry[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Federal Supreme Council".
  2. ^ "Nation offers prayers for rain". Khaleej Times. 25 December 2010. Retrieved 24 February 2011.
  3. ^ "Ajman Ruler's sister Shaikha Fatima dies". Gulf News. 2014-12-14. Retrieved 2014-12-28.