Rashid III bin Ahmad Al Mu'alla

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Sheikh Rashid bin Ahmad Al Mu'alla (Arabic: الشيخ راشد بن احمد المعلا‎) (1932 – January 2, 2009) was the ruler or head of state of Umm al-Quwain from 1981 to 2009. His reign commenced when he succeeded his father, Sheikh Ahmad bin Rashid Al Mu'alla on February 21, 1981.

He died on January 2, 2009, in London. A week long national mourning was declared, and flags flew at half staff during that period.[1] His son Saud bin Rashid Al Mu'alla succeeding his father, became the ruler of Umm Al Quwain on January 2, 2009.


  1. ^ "Shaikh Mohammad mourns death of Umm Al Quwain ruler". Gulf News. 2 January 2009. Retrieved 2009-01-05. 

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