Al Sharqi

The Al Sharqi (Arabic: الشرقي) family is the ruling royal family of Fujairah, one of the seven emirates that together comprise the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Al Sharqi
Parent houseHafaitat
CountryUnited Arab Emirates
Founded1879 (1879)
FounderHamad bin Abdullah Al Sharqi
Current headHamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi
TitlesEmir
Sheikh
Style(s)His/Her Highness

Founding Fujairah

The name derives from the singular of Sharqiyin, long the dominant tribe along the East coast of the Trucial States (and the second most numerous in the area around the start of the 19th century), an area known as Shamailiyah.[1] The Sharqiyin were traditionally dependents of Sharjah and, over the centuries, made several attempts to secede and declare independence, finally practically managing this from 1901 onwards[2] and finally gaining British recognition as a Trucial State in 1952.[3]

List of Al Sharqi rulers

  • 1879–1936: Hamad bin Abdullah Al Sharqi[4]
  • 1936–1938: Saif bin Hamad Al Sharqi
  • 1938–1975: Mohammed bin Hamad Al Sharqi[5]
  • 1975–present: Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi

References

  1. Heard-Bey, Frauke (2005). From Trucial States to United Arab Emirates : a society in transition. London: Motivate. p. 72. ISBN 1860631673. OCLC 64689681.
  2. Bey, Frauke (1996). From Trucial States to United Arab Emirates. UK: Longman. pp. 92–94. ISBN 0582277280.
  3. Bey, Frauke (1996). From Trucial States To United Arab Emirates. UK: Longman. p. 296. ISBN 0582277280.
  4. Heard-Bey, Frauke (2005). From Trucial States to United Arab Emirates : a society in transition. London: Motivate. p. 73. ISBN 1860631673. OCLC 64689681.
  5. Said., Zahlan, Rosemarie (2016). The Origins of the United Arab Emirates : a Political and Social History of the Trucial States. Taylor and Francis. p. 239. ISBN 9781317244653. OCLC 945874284.
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