HH Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad

Emir of Qatar

Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani became the Emir of Qatar at the age of 33 after his father, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, abdicated in June 2013. Qatar is the richest country in the world with a GDP per capita of $93,352. It is the top exporter of liquefied natural gas, and the site of the third largest natural gas reserves in the world.

Family: Sheikh Tamim is Sheikh Hamad’s fourth son and was chosen as Crown Prince in August 2003. His mother is the powerful Sheikha Moza, who still plays a prominent public role as an advocate for social and educational causes.


Education: Sheikh Tamim completed his studies at a private school in UK before going on to graduate at the Royal Military Academy in Sandhurst (in 1998). During his time as Crown Prince (2003-13), Sheikh Tamim had exposure to a wide-range of posts including security (he was deputy commander of the armed forces), economics (chairman of the Qatar Investment Authority) and sports. Indeed he supervised Qatar’s successful bid to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup


Expectations: Qatar exploded onto the world scene under his father’s reign, and expectations are that Sheikh Tamim will try to consolidate these achievements. He has had to repair relations with other Gulf countries over the issue of supporting the Muslim Brotherhood, and defend Qatar’s world image over the treatment of labourers in Qatar. Joining a Saudi-led alliance against the Houthis, and pledges made to improve working conditions of labourers have addressed both issues.

Advisory Council's 42nd ordinary session begins - Gulf Times
2013-11-05 20:47:07

Earlier yesterday, HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani inaugurated the 42nd ordinary session of the Advisory Council in the presence of HH the Father Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani at the premises of the Council. The inaugural ...

Emir holds official talks with leaders of Kuwait and Bahrain - Gulf Times
2013-10-28 21:11:12

HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani held official talks with the leaders of Kuwait and Bahrain, Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmed al-Jaber al-Sabah and King Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifah, respectively, yesterday. Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani met the Emir ...

Emir vows measures to contain price rise - Gulf Times
2013-11-08 00:14:07

HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani yesterday promised that the government would seek “to contain price rise by all available means and tools”. Inaugurating the 42nd ordinary session of the Advisory Council in the presence of HH the Father Emir ...

Emir's talks with UAE leaders focus on strengthening ties - Gulf Times
2013-10-30 20:14:55

HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani met here yesterday the UAE Vice-President, Sheikh Mohamed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, who is also the Prime Minister and the Ruler of Dubai. They discussed bilateral relations and means to promote them ...

Qatar Emir in one-day official visit to Kuwait - Arab Times Kuwait English Daily
2013-10-28 05:34:59

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 27, (KUNA): His Highness the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani is expected to arrive here on Monday for a oneday official visit to the country, his first since he took the rule in June. His Highness the Amir ...and more »

Qatar's efforts in human rights a model: NHRC - Peninsula On-line
2013-11-13 03:28:19

... of the wise leadership and one of the basic pillars of the state of institutions and law, upon its path Qatar follows in a steady and confident pace with an unlimited support of the Emir H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani,” May Allah The Almight ...

Oman's ambassador in Qatar hails visit of HH the Emir to Oman - Peninsula On-line
2013-10-29 11:28:03

DOHA: Oman's Ambassador in Qatar Mohammed bin Nasser bin Hamad al Wahaibi said Tuesday that the visit of HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad to the Sultanate of Oman came at an important time, due to the delicate conditions facing the region.

Emir meets chairman and CEO of Total - Peninsula On-line
2013-11-12 11:34:59

DOHA: HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani met at his office at Al Bahr Palace here on Tuesday with Christophe de Margerie, the Chairman of the board of directors and CEO of TOTAL and his accompanying delegation who called on to greet HH ...

Khalifa, Mohammed receive Qatar Emir - Emirates 24/7
2013-10-31 15:17:57

The President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan received Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, the Emir of Qatar, who is visiting the country as part of a tour of the Gulf Cooperation Council states, at Al Rawda Palace in Al Ain city on Thursday.

Qatar and Oman seek ways to expand co-operation - Gulf Times
2013-10-29 21:08:32

HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani and Sultan Qaboos bin Saeed of Oman held a session of official talks at Bait Al-Baraka Palace in the Omani capital, Muscat, yesterday. The talks dealt with co-operation between the two countries and ways of ...

Birth: 3 June 1980 (Age: 37)

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