Sheikh Khalifa Bin Hamad Al Thani
The Legacy of the Emir
Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad bin Abdullah bin Jassim bin Mohammed Al Thani was a member of the Al Thani Qatari royal family. He was the ruling Emir of Qatar from 1972 to 1995.
Years as the Emir of Qatar
Future driven education reform
Long before Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad bin Abdullah bin Jassim bin Mohammed Al Thani came into power as Emir of Qatar, he held a deep understanding and appreciation for the affairs of his country. Having assumed governmental duties at an early age, his initial roles found him overseeing security activities, and as the first Minister of Education […]
The remarkable efforts in building Qatar’s economy
Central to Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad bin Abdullah bin Jassim bin Mohammed Al Thani’s vision for the future of Qatar was a vibrant economy and strong social infrastructure. While he had assumed governmental duties at an early age as the Chairman of the Security Affairs and Minister of Education, the ability to enact long-lasting and […]
In the September of 1971, Qatar officially became an independent state for the first time in almost exactly a century. This monumental and historic event coincided with Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani’s ascension to the throne, heralding a bright new era of Qatari prosperity. The new Emir was not only a symbol of the […]
Expansion of industrialisation
Before the rise of the petrol industry, the nation of Qatar relied heavily on pearl diving and fishing operations to sustain its economy. While these activities were intrinsic to the region in the early 20th century, the market for this resource plummeted in the 1920s; Qatar was confronted with unfathomable financial hardship as a result. […]
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