sheikh Tamim bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani - 4th Emir of Qatar since June 25, 2013.
Place of Birth. Education. Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani was born on June 3, 1980 in Doha, Qatar. Appointed heir to the throne in 2003, after the abdication of his elder brother Jassem. He studied in the UK at Sherborne School, Dorset (a copy of which he subsequently reproduced in Doha). There he also graduated from high school, the Royal Military Academy in Sandhurst, served in the Qatari army. He is fluent in English and French.
At the head of the emirate. Upon returning to his homeland, he began to provide great assistance to his father in governing the state. In the summer of 2013, his father Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani decided to give up power in favor of his son. On June 25, Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani became the new Emir of Qatar. In 2014, he had a conflict with Saudi Arabia, which was supported by Bahrain and the UAE. In March 2014, Saudi Arabia withdrew its ambassador from Doha, followed by Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates. A joint statement by the three countries was published in which Qatar was accused of interacting with "organizations that pose a threat to the security and stability of Council member states" in violation of the Security Cooperation Agreement (signed in December 2013 in Riyadh) . The conflict was only resolved in November of that year, when the five countries of the Council (Saudi Arabia, Qatar, UAE, Bahrain and Kuwait) concluded an agreement in Riyadh.
On June 5, 2017, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates announced the severance of diplomatic relations, as well as land, sea and air communications with Qatar, accusing it of supporting terrorist groups. In addition, the contingent of Qatari troops is to be withdrawn from Yemen, where it participates in the Arab coalition in hostilities against the Houthis.
Titles. Sheikh Tamim bin Khalifa Al Thani (1980-1995); His Excellency Sheikh Tamim bin Khalifa Al Thani (1995-2003); His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Khalifa Al Thani, Crown Prince of Qatar (2003-2013); His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Khalifa Al Thani, Emir of Qatar (2013 -).
Sheikh Tamim bin Khalifa Al Thani is one of the youngest heads of state and government in the world.
He is the youngest current monarch in the world. He is the youngest Emir of Qatar since the country's independence.
Sport. Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani pays great attention to sports. He heads the Qatar Olympic Committee and is a member of the International Olympic Committee from Qatar. He headed the organizing committee for the 2023 Summer Olympics in Doha. This plan was not continued because the IOC did not allow the capital of Qatar to the final.
Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani devotes a lot of energy to promoting sports in the country. Qatar is fighting for the right to host not only the Olympic Games, but also many world championships in various sports. Admittedly, not unsuccessfully, the capital of the country, Doha, will host the World Boxing Championship, and in 2023 the country will host the next World Football Championship. Earlier in 2010, Doha hosted the World Indoor Championships in Athletics.
Family. In March 2005, Sheikh Tamim married his first wife (his cousin) Sheikha Jawaer bint Hamad bin Suheim. They have two sons and two daughters.
On March 3, 2009, Sheikh Tamim married his second wife, Anoud bint Mana Al-Haji. She is the daughter of Mana bin Abdul Hadi al-Haji, Qatar's ambassador to Jordan. They have four children, two daughters and two sons.
On January 8, 2014, Sheikh Tamim married his third wife, Sheikha Noura bint Hatal Aldosari. They have two sons.