Kuwait's Emir Hands Over Tasks to the Crown Round, these are 2 other countries with an Emirati system

Kuwait's Emir Hands Over Tasks to the Crown Round, these are 2 other countries with an Emirati system

Nawaf al-Ahmed al-Sabah, asked Crown Prince Meshal al-Ahmad al-Sabah to carry out a number of his constitutional duties temporarily.

Ummatimes - The KUNA news agency on Monday, November 15, 2021 reported that this was regulated in a decree published by Nawaf.

Emirates is a territory ruled by an Emir. This term comes from 'Imarah' in Arabic, has a plural form, imirat.

Emir itself means a commander or prince in Arabic. Reported by britannica.com during the Umayyad period, the emir himself had the power to run administrative and financial matters.

However, during the Abbasid era, the Emir's role was slightly reduced. Where there is a separate financial officer. In some cases also the power of an Emir to govern the province independently with only loyalty to the caliph.

Not only Kuwait that implements this system, there are still several regions that implement an independent and sovereign emirates system besides Kuwait.

United Arab Emirates

The UAE is a federation of seven emirates along the coast of the Persian Gulf. This region of the emirate is rich in petroleum. The respective emirates are Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras al-Khaimah, Sharjah, and Umm al-Qaiwain. Six of the seven states joined to establish the YEA in 1971, while Ras al-Khaimah joined the year after, 1972.

Previously, these states granted defense and external affairs rights to the Kingdom of Great Britain in the nineteenth century.


During the Ottoman period, Qatar became a British protectorate. The concept of a state with a protectorate itself is controlled by another, more powerful state.

But not owned. This continued in the early 20th century until Qatar became independent.

Qatar has been ruled by the Thani family since the early 20th century. Its founder is Sheikh Jassim bin Mohammed Al Thani.

Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad bin Khalifa al-Tsani who was born on June 3, 1980 is the Emir of Qatar today.

In early 2003, Qatar had a new constitution. The referendum held was approved by 98 percent of the population. Quoted from electionguide.org there were only 1,145 votes that rejected it.