Politician known for being the Emir of Sharjah as well as a member of the Federal Supreme Council of the United Arab Emirates. He is also a writer who has published several historical pieces on other theatrical and literary works.
He earned his Bachelor's of Science degree in Agricultural Engineering at Cairo University in 1971. He then earned his PhD at Exeter University. He began as Minister of Education for the Emirates and took over the position of Emir after his brother was assassinated in January of 1972.
He has earned a variety of honorary degrees including a Doctorate in Education and Cultural Relations from the University of Calicut, a Doctorate in Social Sciences from Cairo University, and a Doctorate in Political Science from Hanyang University in South Korea.
He was born in Sharjah, Trucial States to his father Sheikh Mohammed Bin Saqr Bin Khalid Al Qasimi and his mother Sheikha Maryam Bint Ghanem Bin Salem As Shamsi.
He shared a photo with world singer Youssou N'dour to his Instagram in September of 2018.