Haitham bin Tariq
|67 years (.2022)
|5 feet 7 inches
|Prime Minister of Oman Minister of Defence (11 January 2020 – present), Politics
|65 kg – 143 lbs
|Tariq Al Said
|Shawana bint Hamud bin Ahmad Al-Busaidiyah
|Asa’ad bin Tariq bin Taimur al Said, Shihab bin Tariq al-Said
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|Ahad bint Abdullah
|Theyazin bin Haitham, Bilarab bin Haitham Al-Said
|Omaima bint Haitham Al-Said, Thuraya bint Haitham Al-Said
|Haitham bin Tariq Al Said
|Muslim general who led the Muslim conquest of Spain.
|Date of Birth
|11 October 1955
|Traveling, Singing, playing cricket
|Order of King Abdulaziz
Source of money
|$1 MIllion – $5 MIllion (.approx)
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|$12 MIllion (.approx)
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|Source Of Income Politics
|The Color of the Eye is dark brown
|The Color of Hair is Black
|The body Complexion is slim
|The Skin Color is fair
|The Body Measurement is 34-25-32 inches
|5 feet 7 inches
|1.73 in meter
|173 in centimeter
|college name N/A
|University of Oxford
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|tennis, football, basketball, cricket
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Haitham bin Tariq Al Said GCMG GCVO is the Sultan of Oman. Before becoming sultan, he served for multiple decades in the cabinet of Sultan Qaboos bin Said, his cousin.
Haitham bin Tariq was Minister of Heritage and Culture from 2002 to 2020.
Sultan Qaboos named Haitham as his successor in his will, and he was proclaimed sultan on 11 January 2020, hours after Qaboos’s death.
Haitham bin Tariq is a son of Sayyid Tariq bin Taimur, son of Sultan Taimur bin Feisal.
Haitham has six brothers and two half-sisters Amal and Nawwal who is the former wife of Sultan Qaboos.
His brother Asa’ad bin Tariq was the Deputy Prime Minister for relations and international cooperation affairs and his brother Shihab bin Tariq is the Deputy Prime Minister for Defense Affairs and the father of his daughter-in-law, Meyyan.
His other brothers, Talal, Qais, Adham, and Faris, are all businessmen and are not involved in politics.
Haitham bin Tariq has four children, two sons, and two daughters.
Haitham bin Tariq’s eldest son, Theyazin bin Haitham, is the crown prince of Oman. Haitham is described by The Economist as outward-looking and Western-oriented.
He attended Pembroke College, University of Oxford, graduating from the Foreign Service Programme (FSP) in 1979.
A sports enthusiast, Haitham served as the first head of the Oman Football Association in the early 1980s.
Haitham bin Tariq served as the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for Political Affairs from 1986 to 1994 and was later appointed as the Secretary-General for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1994–2002).
He was later appointed as Minister of Heritage and Culture in March 2002 and later chaired the national census committee in 2003.
He usually represented Oman abroad in a diplomatic capacity; in 2016, he welcomed Charles, Prince of Wales, and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, on a visit to Oman.
Haitham is also chairman of the committee for the future vision of Oman 2040 along with being honorary president of the Oman Association for the Disabled.
His record in government under Qaboos has been described by The Economist as poor.
After the death of his first cousin Sultan Qaboos on 10 January 2020, Haitham bin Tariq was named by the royal family and Qaboos’s will as Sultan of Oman the next day and took an oath before an emergency session of the Council of Oman in Al-Bustan.
Oman state TV said the former sultan’s letter was opened by the Defence Council and his identity was announced shortly thereafter.
As sultan, he also held the positions of prime minister, supreme commander of the armed forces, minister of defense, minister of finance, and minister of foreign affairs until 18 August 2020 when he appointed Sayyid Badr bin Hamad bin Hamood Al Busaidi as Foreign Minister and Sultan bin Salem bin Saeed al-Habsi as minister of finance.
In his first public speech, he promised to uphold his predecessor’s peace-making foreign policy and to further develop Oman’s economy.
Haitham bin Tariq is married and, unlike his predecessor, also has children, two sons, and two daughters.
On 12 January 2021, the Sultan issued a royal decree appointing his eldest son, Sayyid Theyazin, as the country’s first crown prince.
Haitham bin Tariq also changed the Basic Law of Oman to grant citizens and residents freedom of expression and opinion removed a law that allowed the state to monitor private phone conversations, social media, or postal correspondence, and granted the freedom to practice religious rites according to recognized customs provided it does not violate the public order or contradict morals.
In May and June 2021, there were many protests against the government over economic concerns such as unemployment and corruption.
Some protesters were arrested and then released.
Haitham’s visits to Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and the United Kingdom have been seen as a move to maintain peaceful and cordial relations with Oman’s important partners.
His visit to Saudi Arabia was the first political visit by an Omani royal to the kingdom in over a decade.
During his visit to the United Kingdom, he met Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle and was honored with a GCMG.
He is Sultan and Prime Minister of Oman Minister of Defence
Grandparent: Taimur bin Feisal
Office: Sultan of Oman since 2020
Nephew: Taimur bin Assad bin Tariq al-Said
Great-Grandparent: Faisal bin Turki, Sultan of Muscat and Oman
Previous office: Minister of Heritage and Culture of Government of Oman (2002–2020)
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