Haitham bin Tariq

Haitham bin Tariq
Sultan of Oman
Reign11 January 2020 – present
PredecessorQaboos bin Said
Born (1954-10-13) 13 October 1954 (age 65)
Muscat, Muscat and Oman
SpouseAhad bint Abdullah bin Hamad Al-Busaidiyah[1]
IssueTheyazin bin Haitham Al-Said[2]
Bilarab bin Haitham Al-Said
Thuraya bint Haitham Al-Said
Omaima bint Haitham Al-Said
HouseAl Said
FatherTariq bin Taimur [ar]
MotherShawana bint Hamud bin Ahmad Al-Busaidiyah[3]
ReligionIbadi Islam

Haitham bin Tariq Al Said (Arabic: هيثم بن طارق آل سعيد‎, transliteration: Haitham bin Ṭāriq Āl Saʿīd; born 13 October 1954)[4] is the Sultan of Oman, having succeeded his cousin Qaboos bin Said on 11 January 2020.[5] He previously served as Minister of Heritage and Culture in the Sultanate of Oman.[6][7]

Biography

Haitham bin Tariq attended Pembroke College, University of Oxford, graduating from the Foreign Service Programme (FSP) in 1979.[8] Haitham's father was Tariq bin Taimur, son of Sultan Taimur bin Feisal. His half-brother Asad bin Tariq is the deputy prime minister.

He is described as "outward-looking and Western-oriented".[9]

Other Languages
العربية: هيثم بن طارق
Bahasa Indonesia: Haitham dari Oman
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Hajtam bin Tarik el Said