The Amir of the State

HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani was born on June 3rd, 1980 in Doha, Qatar, where he received his primary and secondary schooling. He then joined Sherborne School in the United Kingdom, where he continued his secondary schooling and graduated in 1997.

His Highness then pursued his higher education in the United Kingdom, where he attended the Royal Military Academy of Sandhurst, graduating in 1998.

The Amir shall perform the following functions:

  • Drawing up the general policy of the State with the assistance of the Council of Ministers.
  • Ratifying and promulgating laws, so no law is issued unless ratified by the Amir.
  • Summoning the Council of Ministers to convene, whenever the public interest so requires, and presiding over the sessions he attends.
  • Appointing civil employees and military personnel and terminating their services in accordance with the law.
  • Accrediting heads of diplomatic and consular missions.
  • Granting pardon or commuting punishment in accordance with the law.
  • Conferring civilian and military orders and badges of honor in accordance with the law.
  • Establishing and regulating ministries and other government agencies and determining their functions.
  • Establishing, regulating, supervising and determining the functions of the consultative bodies that assist His Highness in directing the high policies of the state.