His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Rashid Al Mualla
His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Rashid Al Mualla was born on October 1st 1952. He became Ruler of the emirate of Umm Al Quwain and a member of the Supreme Council after the demise of his father Sheikh Rashid bin Ahmad Al Mualla on 2nd of January 2009. His Highness received his early education in Umm Al Quwain and his high school education in Lebanon, after which he completed his higher education in Economics from the University of Cairo in 1974.
His Highness was appointed third secretary in the UAE Foreign Ministry in 1973, and was Commander of Umm Al Quwain National Guard with the rank of Colonel. In 1979 he headed Umm Al Quwain Royal Court (Al Diwan Al Amiri). Later, on the 22nd of June 1982, his father Sheikh Rashid bin Ahmad Al Mualla named him as Crown Prince of Umm Al Quwain. His Highness assisted his father in managing the affairs of the emirate, oversaw many investment projects and established numerous government entities and local enterprises.