Sheikh Saqr al Qasimi was believed to be the world's longest serving ruler
Arabian Business report
The ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, the UAE's fourth largest emirate, has died after being ill for several months, the state news agency WAM said on Wednesday.
His Highness Sheikh Saqr al Qasimi, believed to be in his 90s, ruled Ras Al Khaimah for more than 60 years. The Sheikh was believed to be the world's longest serving ruler, after taking office in 1948.
His son, His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, was appointed Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler in June 2003.