[7], Sheikh Saud has implemented vast organizational and economic reforms that have transformed RAK into an attractive destination for foreign investment – culminating in a A/A-1 rating over several years by Standard & Poor's and Fitch. At the time of his death in 2010, Sheikh Saqr was the world's oldest reigning monarch at age ~90. The UAE also denied the Sheikh's claim that RAK had links to Iran's nuclear program and that a port in RAK had, in effect, become an Iranian base, allowing Tehran to avoid international sanctions. ... Lifestyle Tagged With: royal engagement, Royal Family, Sheikh Faisal Saud Khalid Al Qasimi, Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. Sheikh Mohammed bin Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Crown Prince of Ras Al Kahimah, has ordered the authorities to take all necessary procedures to implement the Ruler’s decision. "[42], The Islah Movement (Al Islah), a reformist political current with ideological though not organizational links to the Muslim Brotherhood, historically had strong support in Ras Al Khaimah but its influence and reach has diminished since it was disbanded in 1994. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi ( Crown Prince of Ras Al Khaimah ) RAK rulerofRAK ramadankareem [9], Providing reliable healthcare was also chief among his achievements. However, he was also an outspoken critic of the United States and he vehemently opposed the invasion of Iraq in 2003 to topple Saddam Hussein. [51][52], Saud's four sons serve in the United Arab Emirates Armed Forces National Service, two of them, Mohammed and Ahmed, were deployed to the Saudi-led intervention in Yemen. [10], Sheikh Saqr also built Ras Al Khaimah's organizational, financial and administrative institutions from scratch, for the first time bringing proper government administration to the Emirate. In 1989, he recruited the Swiss-Lebanese engineer Khater Massaad, who helped Sheikh Saud develop comprehensive industrialization plans for Ras Al Khaimah, the most important being the establishment of RAK Ceramics. and Member of the Federal Supreme Council and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, in the presence Crown Prince of Ras Al Khaimah of H.H. Having obtained this promise, Ras Al Khaimah joined the UAE on 10 February 1972. RAK-CAM is envisioned to become a flagship for advanced Materials science research in the Middle East that addresses critical issues in areas such as alternative energy sources, construction, water purification and environmental preservation. Also Read: HH Sheikh Mohammed Surprised Thousands of People at Dubai’s Biggest Motivational Event. The transfer of power marked the first time in the UAE (there were regicidal coups in Sharjah, however) that a Crown Prince had been removed in such a manner; and, at the time of the decree, UAE Army soldiers and tanks were deployed around sensitive sites in Ras Al Khaimah in case of unrest, though they were not required. Soon after Sheikh Saud's accession as Crown Prince, RAK Government asked the World Bank to conduct a study on the foreign investment avenues available to the emirate and has formulated a comprehensive master plan for development. 136.1k Followers, 0 Following, 1,201 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi (@sbsalqasimi) [36][37] Overall in Ras Al Khaimah since the global financial crisis, debt has been reducing and sustained growth has been witnessed. [4]:(pages 86–88) The ruler of the Za'ab (Jazirat Al Hamra) was among the only 4 independent rulers who signed the first treaty with the British in 1820, while Ras Al Khaimah town was burned by the British and the capital was at Khatt. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Crown Prince of Ras Al Khaimah and Chairman of Executive Council, Chaired the Executive Board meeting. Sheikh Khalid returned from exile in London in an attempt to initiate a bloodless coup but the UAE government supported Sheikh Saud's right to rule the emirate and so he prevailed. He created the Sheikh Saqr Overseas Scholarship Program[17] to encourage and enable local men and women to pursue higher education at first class international universities. [4]:(pages 366–370) Sheikh Saqr made his approval of Ras Al Khaimah joining the UAE contingent on the promise by Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan of Abu Dhabi and Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum of Dubai that the new UAE Federal Government would support Ras Al Khaimah's claim to the islands. [5][6] With Massaad as CEO, RAK Ceramics tile and sanitary ware production facilities were created from scratch 15 kilometers southwest of the town of Ras Al Khaimah, at Al Jazira Al Hamra. Mohammed bin Saud receives National Olympic Committee Team March 13,2019 His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Crown Prince of Ras Al Khaimah, praised the efforts made by the National Olympic Committee to support Emirati sports and athletes, prepare national talent, and train them in various sports, in order to achieve the aspirations and goals of the wise leadership. FOLLOW US! He oversaw the set-up of the Kuwaiti Hospital and a further three hospitals in his Emirate during his reign. The global financial crisis belatedly reached the UAE. Sheikh Faisal Saud Khalid Al Qasimi. [4]:(pages 366–370), Sheikh Saqr appointed his oldest son, Khalid bin Saqr Al Qasimi, as the Crown Prince of Ras Al Khaimah in 1974. [6], Sheikh Saud was latterly seen by his father as a more appropriate choice as his successor, with one local official saying he was deemed "more suitable to implementing the interests of the UAE and its people", while another said “the country’s leadership supported this transfer (of power) which took place smoothly. Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, and Sheikh Mohammed bin Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Crown Prince of RAK, led the funeral prayers for Sheikh Hamad bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, at Sheikh Zayed Mosque in RAK on Sunday. The Federal Supreme Council, made up of the rulers of each of the UAE's seven emirates, quickly declared its support for Sheikh Saud's succession. [11], His vision saw the development of key infrastructure, including Ras Al Khaimah Airport, which opened in 1976 and, in 1977, Saqr Port, which today is the largest bulk-handling port in the Middle East region. [15], In addition to running a sound government, Sheikh Saud has also been deeply concerned with the social development of the Emirate, focusing special attention on improving education[16] and healthcare. The ruler of Ras al-Khaimah gives insight into the experiences that shaped him for rule. [citation needed], Sheikh Saqr bin Muhammed Al Qasimi became the Ruler of the emirate of Ras Al Khaimah on 17 July 1948, after a bloodless coup against Sultan bin Salim Al Qasimi, who had allegedly neglected his subjects and alienated them by secretly signing oil concessions with British company PCL (Petroleum Concessions Ltd). Its name could be taken to mean "headland of the small huts", which can be attributed to the indigenous buildings that existed along the coast.H.H. [40][41][42], Khalid's US communications team[who?] The sheikh grew up on the plains of Burairat in the shadow of the Hajjar mountains before his family moved to the Al Dhait palace in 2000. Dubai Princess gets engaged. HH Sheikh Ahmad was born in Ras Al Khaimah on 21 October 1977, and he is married with three children. Sheikh Saud became Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah when his father, Sheikh Saqr bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, unexpectedly dismissed his elder half-brother, Sheikh Khalid bin Saqr Al Qasimi on 14 June 2003 for his hostility towards the US-led 2003 invasion of Iraq. [10], Sheikh Saud's reform initiatives improved the emirate GDP per capita from AED 35,000 in 2001 to an estimated AED 104,680 in 2018. [17] The video was part of a broader campaign Khalid had launched to gain the support of the U.S. and regional power brokers. THE ECO GIFTING GUIDE! [4] :(pages 86–88), Sheikh Saqr received a religious and primary education. ABU DHABI — His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, led the opening ceremony of Qasr Al Watan – the nation’s newest cultural landmark housed within the Presidential Palace … Sheikh Mohammed bin Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Crown Prince of Ras Al Khaimah presiding over the award panel (8268136566).jpg This is a retouched picture , which means that it has been digitally altered from its original version. Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi, UAE Supreme Council member and ruler of Ras al-Khaimah has issued an emiri decree, appointing his son Sheikh Mohammed Bin Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi as Crown Prince of the emirate. After Sheikh Saqr gained complete control of Ras Al Khaimah, he began to delegate power through tribal leaders in order to avoid further bloodshed and to facilitate cooperation with the tribes. He studied oratory and Arabic arts. These tribal leaders functioned as middlemen between Sheikh Saqr and the people of Ras Al Khaimah; no tribal member could meet with the Emir without the permission of his respective Wali, or Sheikh. ... and H.H. Sheikh Khalid was replaced by another of Sheikh Saqr's sons, Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, on 28 April 2003,[5] and Khalid chose the Omani capital Muscat for his unconditional exile. The Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi Foundation for Policy Research was established in 2009 to aid in the social, cultural, and economic development of Ras Al Khaimah, a northern emirate in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). [1] Sheikh Saqr exiled Sultan to Sharjah. Ahmed was injured and was transferred to the United States for treatment. [9] In 2005, RAK Government and the World Bank organised a conference called 'Live and Invest in Ras Al Khaimah' to present before investors the vast potential that the emirate holds for investment. and later joined a semi-regular school in Ras Al Khaimah to further study reading and writing, as well as principles of mathematics. Sheikh Saqr bin Mohammed Al Qasimi (c. 1918–1920 – 27 October 2010) was the Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, an emirate on the Persian Gulf, from 1948 to 2010.On 10 February 1972, under his leadership, Ras Al Khaimah become the seventh Trucial State to join the United Arab Emirates.. [13] The award from the University of Bolton was given in recognition of his role in supporting education in the emirate and for attracting leading academic institutions from around the world to Ras Al Khaimah. Follow Us on Instagram. [21], Sheikh Saud has also sponsored the building of Ras Al Khaimah Medical and Health Sciences University (RAKMHSU) to train future generations of doctors, nurses and pharmacists for the UAE as a whole, helping to address the chronic shortage of nurses in the UAE. [1] Sheikh Saud is the fourth son of Sheikh Saqr bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, his predecessor as the Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah and UAE Supreme Council Member, who died on 27 October 2010. insisted these claims were "well sourced", but they were rejected by the UAE embassies in London and the US. Instead, the Embassy described the claims as attacks that were "baseless and without foundation. Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi (born 10 February 1956) is the current Ruler of the Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah, one of the seven emirates of the United Arab Emirates. Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi Member of the Supreme Council ... H.H. [12] In addition, he set up companies such as RAK Rock and Julphar Pharmaceuticals, in the Emirate, many of which went on to become industry leaders. "[45][46], Sheikh Saud is married to Sheikha Hana bint Juma Al Majid[47] and has six children[48] named Sheikh Mohammed (Crown Prince), Sheikha Amneh (Chairperson of RAK Investment and Development Office), Sheikh Ahmed (Chairman of RAK Hospitality Holding,[49] Chairman of RAK Petroleum Authority,[50] President of Al Rams Sports and Cultural Club), Sheikh Khalid (Chairman of Al Marjan Island and Vice-Chairman of RAK Investment and Development Office), Sheikh Saqr and Sheikha Mahra. [38], After Sheikh Saqr replaced Sheikh Khalid as crown prince with Sheikh Saud in June 2003, from exile Sheikh Khalid began an unsubstantiated smear campaign against his younger half-brother involving the payment of millions of dollars to US lobbyists and an English solicitor to "undermine the current regime's standing" as a means for Sheikh Khalid to regain power in Ras Al Khaimah. He became the Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah on 17 July 1948, when he overthrew his paternal uncle and father-in-law[b] Sheikh Sultan bin Salim Al Qasimi in a bloodless coup d'etat. [11][12], In recognition of his successes, Sheikh Saud has received several awards, including an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Bolton, UK, in 2010; an Honorary Fellowship of the Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research in India, in 2013; and an Honorary Doctorate Degree in Economics from Incheon National University, South Korea, in 2018. The Foundation has a goal of generating a world-class body of research on Ras Al Khaimah and the broader UAE, develop local capacity in the public sector and engage the community in its work. Under his guidance, RAK Government adopts an institutional approach to business procedures, to reduce red tape and improve the ease of doing business. Real estate there and in particular the Port of Poti were labeled "not a strategic asset" in the October 2010 cover story about Khater Massaad, "The Man Who Sold The World". [35] Similar debt reduction policies started to be applied to other enterprises in which Sheikh Saud personally or Ras Al Khaimah had shares in, the most important being RAK Ceramics. Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi was born in 1956 as the fourth son of Sheikh Saqr Bin Muhammad Al Qasimi of Ras Al Khaimah. [27] Its initiatives range from studying Arab fathers' involvement in parenting and philanthropy in education to organizing the Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival, conducting "English for Life" courses among the population and operating a studio and gallery. [8], Drawing from the experience of his private sector successes, such as the rejuvenation of Gulf Pharmaceutical Industries (Julphar) and the creation of the world's largest ceramics manufacturer, RAK Ceramics, Sheikh Saud's economic insight and business savvy have helped bring about unprecedented development and growth across the emirate. He sought to develop his Emirate economically, socially and culturally and knew that education was fundamental to that pursuit. Also, the current state of Ras Al Khaimah was only recognised in 1921. Early life and education. [20] It holds an annual workshop in Ras Al Khaimah called International Workshop on Advanced Materials (IWAM), which brings together scientists and academics from across the globe to discuss advanced materials. Sheikh Khalid bin Sultan Al Qasimi, the son of a powerful Emir who died in London, has been laid to rest in a funeral service attended by tens of thousands of mourners in the UAE.