This Is Qatar would like to wish His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, the Emir of Qatar – a very happy and joyous birthday!
Born 3rd June 1980, HH Sheikh Tamim is the fourth son of the previous Emir of Qatar, Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani. On 25 June 2013, HH Sheikh Hamad revealed his own plan to step down as Emir of Qatar in a meeting with his close relatives and aides. HH Sheikh Tamim then became the Emir of Qatar after his father handed over power in a televised speech.
As of 2020, HH Sheikh Tamim is the youngest reigning monarch among the GCC countries and one of the youngest current sovereign worldwide at age 40.
HH Sheikh Tamim enjoys participating in competitive sport. He was filmed playing badminton and bowling. He has a strong interest in history and his nation’s heritage. He is also fluent in Arabic, English and French.
HH Sheikh Tamim is loved and respected by all in Qatar. We thank him for leading the country with dignity, grace and strong determination.