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Shamsaldin Qais Sulayman al-Said

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Sheikh Shamsaldin Qais Sulayman Al-Said
Sheikh of Oman
Born26 August 1988
HouseAl Said
OccupationLawyer & Qadi, Artist, Doctor of Economics, CEO & President of Al-Sahawat Times

Sheikh Shamsaldin Qais Sulayman Al-Said (Arabic: شَمس الدين قَيس سُلَيمان السعَيد‎) is a Pashtun Sahibzada and Sheikh of the Sultanate of Oman.[1][2][3][4][5]

Sheikh Shamsaldin Qais Sulayman Al-Said is a Middle Eastern Royal, businessman, Artist, Lawyer, and Global Group Chief Executive Officer & President of the largest news and media outlet in the Middle East, "Al-Sahawat Times".


  • Sahibzada (regional non-ruling prince, tribal prince, or direct descendant of a crown prince)[6]
  • Sayyid (descendent from the House of Al-Said)[7]
  • Sheikh[8][4][3][9]
  • Dr[4][2][10][11][12]
  • President of Al-Sahawat Times[13][14]
  • Qadi (Judge/Arbiter, Islamic Family Law)[15][2]

Full formal name[edit]

HH Sayyid Sahibzada Sheikh Qadi Dr Shamsaldin Qais Sulayman bin Muhafiz bin Aladdin bin Majid bin Hamud bin Muhammad bin Said bin Sultan bin Ahmed bin Said Al-Said[13][16]


Additional Family Names[edit]

Names via maternal lineage:

  • Al-Sarbani
  • Al-Andaluzi


Embassy of Oman, London, where the office of Sheikh Shamsaldin Qais Sulayman Al-Said can be contacted via telephone or email.[18]

Royal Business Activities[edit]

Sheikh Shamsaldin Qais Sulayman Al-Said is the Global Chief Executive Officer and President of the largest News and Media outlet in the Middle East. Al-Sahawat Times owned by parent group The International Press and Media Group, operating out of Dubai, Muscat and London. Sheikh Shamsaldin Qais Sulayman Al-Said's business partners and shareholders include the Sultan of Oman, Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said[19] and the UAE's Emir of Dubai, Emir Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum[20]

Media Empire[edit]

Sheikh Shamsaldin Qais Sulayman Al-Said is the majority share holder of IPMG, a multi-billion dollar media group which controls the media in a large number of countries.[21][22]

Along side consultancy, PR, education, training, technology, book publication and news production IPMG published the world's second largest daily print newspaper, Al-Sahawat Times.[23][24][25][26][27][28]

Sheikh Shamsaldin Qais Sulayman Al-Said, via his media companies, consults on, finances and produces feature movies. Such as The Killing$ of Tony Blair in 2016[29][30]

Notable Relatives[edit]

  • GREAT GRANDFATHER | HH Sayyid Majid bin Hamud Al-Said brother to HH Sultan Sheikh Sir Ali bin Hamud Al-Said[31][32][33]
  • GRANDFATHER | HH Sayyid Sahibzada Sanjak-Bey Sheikh Aladdin bin Majid Al-Said distant cousin to HH Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al-Said and half brother of HH Sayyid Mansoor bin Majid Al-Said[31][32][32][34]

Heir to the Throne[edit]

Reported by several respected outlets such as Forbes, Director (Magazine), Financial Times, The Times of India, Al Jazeera and RT (TV network) HH Sheikh. Shamsaldin Qais Sulayman Al-Said, is one of two being considered for succession to the throne of Oman.[35][36]

Oman's Deputy Prime Minister for Relations and International Cooperation Affairs Sayyid Asaad bin Tariq al-Said suddenly found himself as the focus of succession rumours in 2016. That was until the Crown Prince of Dubai Emir Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum along with senior figures from Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Turkey, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Tanzania and Russia demonstrated public support for HH Sheikh Shamsaldin Qais Sulayman Al-Said to be formally acknowledged as the Sultan in waiting. These public messages of support prompted a response from the United Kingdom foreign office in December 2017 publicly declaring recognition and support for both candidates equally.[37][38][39]


Sheikh Shamsaldin Qais Sulayman Al-Said has official residence in; London UK, Muscat, Oman, Dubai UAE and Barcelona Spain.[2][40]


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  36. "Influential People | Times of Dubai 50 - 50 most influential people of the year 2015 | Times of Dubai". Times of Dubai. 2015-12-01. Retrieved 2018-11-10.
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  39. "Library Archives". Retrieved 24 December 2017.
  40. "Shamsaldin Qais Sulayman Al-Said – IPMG®". ipmgglobal.com. Retrieved 2018-11-10.

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