The Emirate has witnessed a civilised renaissance, progress and prosperity in all areas
The morning of January 25, 1972, marked a momentous day within the historical past of the Emirate of Sharjah, when an emergency assembly of the Al Qasimi household was known as on the residence of Sheikh Hamad bin Majid Al Qasimi, throughout which Sheikh Khalid bin Khalid Al Qasimi proposed Dr Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi because the Ruler of Sharjah, which was unanimously authorised.
Five full a long time have handed for the reason that Ruler adorning the throne because the “Sultan of Sharjah.”
January 25 represents a big event within the historical past of the Emirate of Sharjah.
Half a century in the past, the Emirate of Sharjah was on a date with a historic transformation and a brand new developmental turning level for a vibrant future when High Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, assumed his place because the ruler.
50 wonderful years
We recall the qualitative achievements of the Emirate due to an ideal chief who gave his ideas and knowledge to serve his residents and made Sharjah, below his management and insightful imaginative and prescient, take agency and assured steps on the trail of excellence.
Sharjah has witnessed a civilised renaissance, progress and prosperity in all areas.
On October 9, 1972, Dr Sheikh Sultan introduced the invention of oil within the Emirate amid nice pleasure of all residents. His Highness named the sphere “Mubarak,” the place the drilling and oil discovery was made.
On November 4, 1975, the Ruler of Sharjah delivered a historic speech on the opening of the site visitors division constructing. The speech included a number of choices that supported the transfer in the direction of reaching the unity of the UAE.
On November 6, 1975, Sharjah Ruler addressed the mass march of the residents that got here to assist the historic choices in assist of the federation.
On April 7, 1979, His Highness inaugurated Khorfakkan Port to be an important provide and export artery and a container port. The port helped create industrial and financial actions that offered job alternatives for folks.
Dr Sheikh Sultan outlined his imaginative and prescient to a youth viewers at a theatrical occasion on 18th April 1979, saying, “It is time to stop the ‘concrete’ revolution of civil construction in the country and replace it with a ‘cultural revolution’ instead.”
On twenty first April 1979, His Highness inaugurated the brand new Sharjah International Airport to hyperlink the Emirate with the world.
The Ruler launched on twentieth October 1979 the Sharjah City for Humanitarian Services as the primary metropolis specialised for folks of willpower. It goals at protecting abreast with one of the best practices in empowering and rehabilitating folks of willpower.
On thirtieth October 1979, His Highness inaugurated Al Montazah Parks, the biggest and most trendy on the time.
On thirty first December 1979, the Ruler of Sharjah introduced that the economic planning had paid off, as the economic zone for gentle industries began to emerge, factories have been being constructed, and began operations. The industrial growth within the Emirate continues to be persevering with.
The Emirate now owns many main industrial zones, together with hundreds of factories and corporations in varied sectors.
Sheikh Dr. Sultan issued an Emiri Decree No. (20) on thirtieth April 1981 to determine the Cultural Department, which later turned generally known as Department of Culture and Information, after initiating artwork initiatives and increasing their base to the residents all through the nation.
The Department strengthened its goal by creating an identification of Arabic and genuine Islamic tradition, influenced by the tradition of humanity in a bigger sense.
On 18th January 1982, Dr Sultan launched the Sharjah International Book Fair at Expo Centre Sharjah.
On twentieth June 1982, the Sharjah Ruler unveiled the memorial plaque within the oil and gasoline manufacturing advanced found within the Al Sajaa Industrial space in Sharjah to assist the assets of the Emirate.
On 1st March 1984, His Highness inaugurated the primary Islamic Arts Festival as an built-in creative occasion.
Under the patronage and follow-up of the Ruler of Sharjah, on twentieth March 1984, the primary session of the Sharjah Theatre Days was opened.
On ninth February 1985, His Highness opened the primary competition for the kid, the primary of its form initiative.
On eleventh February 1985, H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan launched the Sharjah TV.
In May 1985, below the directives of the Ruler of Sharjah, the Cultural Palace was opened.
On tenth May 1985, within the British capital London, His Highness Dr. Sultan obtained the PhD (Doctor with Distinction in History) on the accusations of piracy and trials of the East India Company to regulate the Gulf (1797-1820) from Exeter University; Exeter, UK On nineteenth January 1986, H.H. opened Al Amal Camp in Sharjah for the folks of willpower, and on fifth January 1993, he opened the Sharjah Museums Authority.
On 14th April 1993, His Highness inaugurated the primary Sharjah Biennial.
On November 8, 1995, the Sharjah Ruler opened Sharjah Desert Park, an edutainment zone comprising three sections: the Natural History Museum, Arabian Wildlife Centre, and the Children’s Farm.
On November 9, 1995, His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah introduced the institution of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood.
On April 17, 1996, the Sharjah Science Museum was opened.
On July 13, 1996, the Ruler of Sharjah issued the legislation establishing the Police Science Academy as the primary Arab academy coping with police sciences and the primary Arab expertise to graduate specialists with a scientific diploma in police sciences.
In 1997, His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah inaugurated the classes of the Sharjah Children Shura Council.
On tenth April 1997, His Highness opened the Sharjah Fort, one of the essential landmarks of the Emirate of Sharjah. The fort, generally known as Al Hisn, presents the general public a novel alternative to expertise the historical past that has formed the emirate and its folks. It has been up to date to incorporate thrilling interactive options, audio-visuals, reconstructions and tales, taking guests on a fascinating journey by way of two centuries of historical past.
On ninth February 1998, His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah opened the American University of Sharjah. On the event of the opening, His Highness the Sharjah Ruler mentioned, “We look forward to the beginning of a new and distinguished stage in the University Education in the Emirate of Sharjah, in the United Arab Emirates and in the entire Arabian Gulf.”
On 14th March 1999, His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah inaugurated the University of Sharjah. It was established to fulfill the emirate’s academic wants. The college aimed to be a number one tutorial establishment within the Middle East and world wide.
On sixteenth November 1999, His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah issued a legislation establishing the Executive Council of the Emirate of Sharjah with the goal of helping His Highness the Ruler in performing his duties and exercising powers apart from the overall supervision of the work of presidency departments and directing them to attain sustainable growth within the emirate.
On sixth December 1999, His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah issued a legislation on founding the Consultative Council of Sharjah. The Council has completely different duties and tasks, together with revising draft legal guidelines referred to it by the Executive Council.
On twenty sixth February 2000, His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah issued an Emiri decree establishing the Supreme Council for Family Affairs within the Emirate.
On thirteenth February 2005, His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah inaugurated the Sharjah Youth Shura Council inside the framework of His Highness’ assist to construct a technology able to taking accountability and constructing the nation.
On 1st November 2006, His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah issued an Emiri decree establishing the Sharjah Sports Council.
On sixteenth September 2002, His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah inaugurated the Expo Centre Sharjah in its new headquarters. The centre was launched below the auspices of the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry in 1977 to be one of the prestigious, largest and most superior exhibition centres within the nation and the Gulf area.
On twenty eighth February 2008, His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah inaugurated the brand new headquarters of Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry within the Al Mamzar space.
Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) was established by an Emiri Decree issued in 2009 by His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah. Shurooq is the driving drive for Sharjah’s transformation and growth and it displays the dedication to strengthen Sharjah’s place as an funding, tourism and enterprise vacation spot.
On seventeenth October 2012, His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah issued a call organising the Standing Committee for establishing and working nurseries within the emirate.
On twenty fifth April 2015, His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah inaugurated Al Qasimia University. The University was established as an Islamic, Arab University within the Emirate of Sharjah, providing an built-in set of providers to assist college students. The University is eager to create a beautiful and distinguished academic setting serving college students from all around the world.
On twenty sixth February 2012, His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah, inaugurated the primary session of the International Government Communication Forum, which is organised by the Sharjah Government Media Bureau.
On eleventh December 2014, His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah issued an Emiri decree establishing the Sharjah Institute of Heritage.
On twenty first May 2015, His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah inaugurated the brand new constructing of the Sharjah City Municipality, which is likely one of the oldest municipalities within the nation and dates again to 1927.
On twelfth October 2016, His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah inaugurated the Xposure International Photography Festival.
On 18th December 2016, His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah issued an Emiri Decree for the institution and organisation of the Academy of the Arabic Language within the Emirate of Sharjah.
On thirteenth February 2017, His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah issued an Emiri Decree establishing the Sharjah Media Council to attract the media coverage of the emirate, improve the media standing of the emirate regionally, regionally and internationally, co-ordinate amongst media establishments in conformation with the coverage of the emirate.
On thirtieth October 2017, His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah inaugurated the constructing of Sharjah Book Authority specialised in e book affairs and organising varied related occasions, along with organising the Sharjah International Book Fair yearly. His Highness additionally inaugurated the Sharjah Publishing City, the primary publishing free zone on this planet.
On 1st October 2019, His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah inaugurated the Sharjah Performing Arts Academy (SPAA), the primary of its form within the Arab world.
On fifth October 2019, His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah inaugurated the brand new headquarters of the Sharjah Private Education Authority (SPEA).
On twenty eighth October 2019, His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah inaugurated the headquarters of the Sharjah Media City (Shams). The constructing was constructed to supply an appropriate working setting by way of an built-in constructing geared up with the newest trendy applied sciences within the media and communication sector.
On eleventh December, 2019, His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah inaugurated the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport in Khorfakkan.
On ninth December 2020, the Ruler of Sharjah inaugurated the House of Wisdom, a brand new cultural edifice and an iconic architectural marvel located close to the University City of Sharjah, which celebrates the emirate’s year-long tenure as UNESCO World Book Capital 2019.
On twenty fourth December 2020, H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi inaugurated the Holy Quran Academy in Sharjah, a spot that’s wealthy in lots of actions and programmes that serve the Holy Quran studying.
On 2nd November, the Ruler of Sharjah launched the primary 17 volumes of the ”Historical Dictionary of the Arabic Language”. The dictionary not solely gives historical past, origins, meanings, and explanations of phrases, but in addition paperwork the historical past of the nation, its civilisation, and celebrates the achievements of Arabs. It describes the phrases based on their historic contexts and etymology.
In recognition of the Sharjah Ruler’s function and his nice contributions in varied social, literary and cultural fields and relations between the United Arab Emirates and different nations of the world, His Highness kindly acquired numerous symbolic keys for various cities world wide, along with the important thing of hope that was introduced to His Highness in appreciation of the limitless efforts and achievements made for the youngsters in Sharjah and all nations of the Arab world.
On sixth May 1976, His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah arrived in San Francisco within the United States of America, the place he was acquired by the Mayor of town and honoured by giving him the important thing to town in appreciation of His Highness’s nice roles in lots of social and cultural fields inside and out of doors the United Arab Emirates.
On tenth July 2003, José Torres Hurtado, Mayor of the Spanish metropolis of Granada, introduced the important thing of town to His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah, in appreciation of his excellent contributions to town.
On eleventh November 2009, throughout the go to of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah to Kalimat Publishing and Distribution House, Sheikha Maryam bint Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi, granddaughter of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah, introduced the Key of Hope to His Highness, expressing the love of kids and their appreciation for His Highness’ contributions for all youngsters in Arab and Islamic nations and the entire world.
The lifetime of the Ruler of Sharjah, since his early childhood years, has been characterised by his like to information and training. Among probably the most distinguished tutorial certificates that His Highness obtained throughout his scientific profession are: a PhD in historical past from the University of Exeter, Britain in 1985, and a PhD in historical past from Durham University, Britain in 1999. His Highness additionally obtained membership within the Cambridge University Council, Britain in 2004 and membership of the Academy of Sciences, Lisbon, Portugal in 2013.
Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi was awarded many honorary doctorates in a number of specialities from varied international universities.
He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Sciences in recognition of his excellent contribution within the subject of training, from Faisalabad University, in April 1983.
He acquired an Honorary Doctorate in Arabic and Islamic research, in recognition of his efforts within the analysis of Contemporary Arab History, from Exeter University, United Kingdom (UK).
He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Law In recognition of his function in laying the foundations of recent growth in Sharjah and his contributions in supporting Arab-African Relations from Khartoum University.
He acquired an Honorary Doctorate in Arabic and Islamic research for his efforts within the analysis of Contemporary Arab History, from Exeter University, on 18th July, 1993.
He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in History in recognition of his steady contributions for the previous years and acquiring vital outcomes from The Eastern Studies Institute of the Academy of Russian Studies, Russia.
He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Philosophy for his function in science, information, tradition and training and the preservation of cultural, mental and historic heritage, from the International Islamic University of Malaysia, in February 2001.
He acquired an Honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters for his efficient function on the nationwide and worldwide ranges from the University of Edinburgh, UK, on fifteenth July, 2001.
He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Laws from South Bank University, UK, in April 2003.
He acquired an Honorary Doctorate in Administration for his scientific place and function in tutorial growth and progress within the UAE basically and Sharjah specifically from McMaster University, Canada in May 2004.
He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate, for his contributions to the cultural and mental actions the world over, by the Armenian Academy of Science, Armenia, in September 2005.
He acquired an Honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters for his beneficiant contribution to training and tradition on the nationwide and worldwide ranges, from the American University, Cairo, in February 2009.
He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate for his excellent tutorial and academic contributions within the UAE specifically and the Arab area basically, by Kanazawa University, Japan, in April 2010.
He acquired an Honorary Doctorate in Political Science for his excellent contributions in coverage, economics and tradition, from Hanyang University, South Korea, in September 2011.
He acquired an Honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters for his assist to scientific analysis, promotion of tradition and humanities, and promotion of training each regionally and internationally, from the University of Paris Diderot, France, in March 2012.
He was introduced with an Honorary Doctorate in Social Sciences for his contribution to Arts and his function in supporting regional points and the Egyptian group, in Cairo, Egypt, in May 2015.
He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Education and Cultural Relations for his steady efforts and distinctive function in supporting training and scientific analysis from the University of Calicut, India, in September 2017.
He was introduced with an Honorary Doctorate for his cultural and literary contributions for his function in supporting cultural, literary and historic works on the native and worldwide fronts from the University of Coimbra, Portugal in October 2018.
He was introduced with an Honorary Doctorate in Urban and Regional Development for his efficient function within the city growth of the Emirate of Sharjah and all its cities by the University of Turin and Politecnico di Torino, in May 2019.
He acquired an Honorary Doctorate for his cultural efforts from the Autonomous University of Madrid, Spain, in October 2019.
He was awarded an Honorary Drama PhD for his invaluable contributions to theatrical writing and supporting the theatre scene within the area from Sudan University of Science and Technology, in March 2020.
For supporting and selling a number of majors and domains, he was chosen because the Personality of the Year for the Al Qurain Cultural Festival; the Distinguished Personality of the Year Award of the Shaikh Hamdan Award for Academic Excellence in 2004; Cultural Personality of the 12 months for the Sheikh Zayed Book Award in Abu Dhabi 2010; Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Creative Sports Awards for 2010; theatre persona of the 12 months, Sharjah 2013; theatre persona of the 12 months at Theatre Festival Personality of the Year; Personality of the Year by Asian Chess Federation 2014, and others.
Dr. Sheikh Sultan additionally gained the Sheikh Rashid Award for Academic Excellence, Dubai in 1989.
He gained the Global Tobacco Control Awards at World Conference on Tobacco or Health in Abu Dhabi, in 2015.
He gained the Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Award for Motherhood and Childhood.
He acquired the Landscape Magazine Award in Sharjah in 2019, and different awards.
The Ruler of Sharjah additionally gained many awards together with the Islamic History and Arts Research Institute Award.
He was honoured with the King Faisal International Islamic Award and Princess Fatima Ismail Distinguished Award.
He acquired the Arab Federation for Libraries and Information Award.
He acquired the Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz Prize for Arabian Peninsula History Studies and the Gulf School Theatre Pioneers Award.
He gained the Simon Master Chairman’s Award and the Excellence of Supporting Poetry Creativity Award.
He additionally acquired many medals from Research Centre for Islamic History, Art and Culture for supporting the preservation and training of cultural heritage, the Bronze Wolf Award and lots of different medals.
He additionally acquired many medals together with: The Gold Medal from Research Centre for Islamic History, Art and Culture, in recognition of his assist of the preservation and training of cultural heritage.
The Avicenna Gold Medal (UNESCO).
The Human Rights Medal (UNESCO).
The Gold Medal, from the Union of Arab Universities, in recognition of his assist for collaboration amongst Arab universities, Amman, Jordan, in April 2009.
The Gold Medal, from the International Theatre Institute World Congress, Xiamen, China, on nineteenth September, 2011.
The Order of the Republic, certainly one of Egypt’s highest awards, in recognition and appreciation of his excellent contribution to the Arab Republic of Egypt, Cairo, Egypt.
The Medal of the Academy as appreciation for supporting the cooperation between Arab and Portugal from the Academy of Sciences of Lisbon, Portugal.
The Gold Medal from Jagielski University, for supporting the cultural and civilisational change between nations and peoples, in Kraków, Poland.
Over the previous fifty years, Dr. Sheikh Sultan has ensured very shut, cooperative and joint relations in varied fields, which point out his elite place amongst Arab and worldwide presidential and official establishments, together with for his nice efforts and contributions in a number of cultural, creative, academic, diplomatic domains and others.
The Ruler of Sharjah has acquired quite a few orders, medals and shields from a number of nations, together with many native high-level medals such because the First Class Order of Zayed II; Zayed Medal for The President Merit Award for Culture, Arts and Literature, Abu Dhabi, and the Mother of the Nation Order, within the humanitarian, group and cultural fields on the home degree and the broader world.
He has additionally acquired a number of medals from different nations together with: The Republican Order for supporting the collaboration between the Republic of Tunisia and the UAE, Tunisia, on twenty seventh March, 1975.
The Order of Leopold Highest Belgian Award.
The Sudanese Republican Sash of Honour for his and the UAE’s efforts to assist Sudan.
The Gold Trophy, the Arab League Educational Science and Culture Organisation (ALESCO), Tunis.
The Human Rights Medal, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), for his assist to the training of disadvantaged youngsters in Paris, France.
The Distinguished Personality of the Year; Al Qareen tenth Cultural Festival in recognition of his distinctive function in enriching theatre within the Arab world, from Kuwait.
The Medal of Merit in Work, Yerevan, Armenia, on nineteenth September, 2005.
The Medal of the Academy as an appreciation for supporting the cooperation between Arab and Portugal from the Academy of Sciences of Lisbon, Portugal.
The Order of the Arab Organisation for Education, First Class, for his assist to the tutorial and cultural course of within the UAE, from Sharjah, UAE.
The Ruler of Sharjah additionally acquired many shields from a number of Arab nations.