Amir of qatar
HH Sheikh Tamim al thani
Deputy amir of qatar
Shh sheikh abdullah al thani
althani sheikhs & rulers
His Highness Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani
Amir of Qatar
His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani assumed his duties as Amir of the State of Qatar on 25th June 2013, following the announcement of His Highness The Father Amir, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, in an address to the Qatari people, of his decision to hand over power to his Heir Apparent and the pledge of allegiance to HH Sheikh Tamim by the Qatari people as the new Amir.
HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani was born on June 3rd, 1980 in Doha, Qatar, where he received his primary and secondary schooling. He then joined Sherborne School in the United Kingdom, where he continued his secondary schooling and graduated in 1997.
His Highness then pursued his higher education in the United Kingdom, where he attended the Royal Military Academy of Sandhurst, graduating in 1998.
His hobbies include Tennis, falconry and sports related to the Qatari and Arab heritage. In addition to Arabic language, His Highness is fluent in both English and French. His Highness is married and has twelve children.
HH Sheikh Abdullah Bin Hamad Al Thani
Deputy Amir of Qatar
His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Hamad Al Thani assumed his position as Deputy Amir of the State of Qatar on 11 November 2014 as per an Amiri Order issued by His Highness The Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani. HH was born on February 9, 1988 in Doha, where he received his pre-university education. He later attended the Georgetown University in Qatar, graduating in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service. fluent in Arabic and English. HH married and has four children
HH Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani
The Father Amir
Former Amir of the State of Qatar (1995 – 2013), one of its iconic leaders, and the architect of its modern revival. During his reign, which witnessed massive economic, social and cultural development, the State of Qatar extended its status among the Arab and international community. The GDP increased by more than 24 folds, and per capital GDP by about six folds, while gross value added in the hydrocarbon sector jumped from 11 billion to 403 billion Qatari Riyals.
Sheikh Khalifa Bin Hamad Al Thani
1972 – 1995
Sheikh Khalifa Bin Hamad Al Thani is the Sixth Ruler of the State of Qatar. His reign had seen many achievements such as the re-organization of the government, the amendment of the Interim Basic law, the country’s conclusion of a number of agreements to extract and market oil, the setting up of schools and colleges as well as the establishment of the first university in the country.
Sheikh Ahmad Bin Ali Al Thani
1960 – 1972
The Fifth Ruler of Qatar and the first Ruler to bear the title “Amir”. He was noted for his solemnity, wisdom and careful discretion in tackling issues. He followed a path of conciliation and consolidation of common word, during his reign the Shura (advisory) Council was formed and the first interim basic law was promulgated.
Sheikh Ali Bin Abdullah Al Thani
1949 – 1960
Sheikh Ali Bin Abdullah Al Thani is the fourth Ruler of the State of Qatar. He was known by solemnity, wisdom, forbearance, pursuance of a path of conciliation and consolidation of common word, the high moral character, high personal traits and noble qualities. During his tenure the country exported the first oil shipment, marking the actual entry into the oil age, and a new period of social and economic development.
Sheikh Abdullah Bin Jassim Al Thani
Sheikh Abdullah Bin Jassim Al Thani is the third Ruler of the State of Qatar. He was known for his piety, righteousness and vast knowledge. During his tenure the first oil well was drilled in the country. He proved himself as a shrewd and gifted negotiator during the negotiations with oil companies. He was a far-sighted statesman.
Sheikh Jassim Bin Mohammed Bin Thani
1878 – 1913
Sheikh Jassim Bin Mohammed Bin Thani is The founder of the State of Qatar. A military leader, judge and scholar, knight and poet possessing both gallantry and magnanimity. For the sake of defending Qatar he fought many wars, and perils could not impede his inclination to defy hardships, end injustice and protect the oppressed.
Sheikh Mohammed Bin Thani
1851 – 1878
Sheikh Mohammed Bin Thani is the first Ruler of Qatar and one of its eminent leaders. He united the Qatari tribes and the country in a difficult stage, and was known of wisdom, far-sightedness and love of literature and poetry.