List of current monarchs of the Arabian Peninsula

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Arabian Peninsula states

This is a list of current monarchs of the Arabian Peninsula.

It includes the reigning houses of those states which are monarchies: Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and each of the seven emirates which make up the United Arab Emirates.

The ruling families and their current head (and therefore ruler) are:

Monarchy Title Monarch House Notes
Bahrain King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa Al Khalifa [1]
Kuwait Emir Nawaf Al Sabah Al Sabah [2]
Oman Sultan Haitham bin Tariq Al Said Al Said [3]
Qatar Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani Al Thani [4]
Saudi Arabia King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Al Saud [5]
United Arab Emirates
Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan Al Nahyan [6]
Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Al Maktoum [7]
Ajman Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi III Al Nuaimi [8]
Sharjah Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi Al Qasimi [9]
Ras Al Khaimah Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi [10]
Umm Al Quwain Sheikh Saud bin Rashid Al Mualla Al Mualla [11]
Fujairah Sheikh Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi Al Sharqi [12]

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  3. ^ "Oman's new ruler chosen to provide continuity". 11 January 2020.
  4. ^ Ramesh, Randeep (21 July 2017). "The long-running family rivalries behind the Qatar crisis". the Guardian. Retrieved 4 November 2018.
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  12. ^ "Three-day mourning period in Fujairah after death of Deputy Ruler". The National. Retrieved 4 November 2018.