Name: Rashid bin Hamad al-Sharqi of Fujairah
Prefix: HH Sheikh
Given Name: Rashid bin Hamad al-Sharqi of
Change Date: 20 MAR 2011
Note: Sheikh Rashid is head of the media department of Fujairah and head of the Tennis Association of Fujairah.
Father: Hamad bin Mohammed al-Sharqi, 2nd Ruler of Fujairah b: 25 MAY 1948
Mother: Fatima bint Thani al Maktoum
- Abbrev: Wikipedia
Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi (born 25 May 1948) is the current ruler of the Emirate of Fujairah in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). He took over after the death of his father Mohammed bin Hamad Al Sharqi in 1974. The Sharqi family has a warm relationship with the Abu Dhabi ruling Nahyan family, allowing the former access to federal funds and ministerial posts, exceeding allocations of similar small emirates. Educated in Britain, Hamad is a progressive ruler, and his reformist leanings have held him in good stead with businessmen and expatriates alike.
He attended the Mons Military Academy in 1970 and from 1971 to 1974 served as Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries.
Hamad bin Mohammed is married to Fatima bint Thani Al Maktoum from the Al Maktoum family, the royal family of Dubai. He has six children - three boys and three girls, of whom Mohammed bin Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi(born 1986) was appointed the crown prince of Fujairah on the 8th of January 2007. Rashid bin Hamad (born 1987) is head of both the media department of Fujairah and the Tennis Association of Fujairah.