The late Sheikh Rashid was the tenth in the line of the Rulers of the Emirate of Umm Al-Quwain, which was established as a separate Emirate in 1775 by Sheikh Majid al-Mualla. He assumed his position in 1928 and remained till 1981.
Under Sheikh Ahmed Bin Rashid Al Mualla rulership, the emirate witnessed stability and peace. He had a dream of developing his emirate and make a haven place for all people.
In May 1968 Sheikh Ahmed gave directives for the establishment of Umm Al Quwain Municipality.
After that, the emirate's police department was established bringing more security and stability to the emirate.
The first school and hospital in the emirate were also established in his time.
In his old age, the emirate joined the federation of the UAE in 1971.
Sheikh Ahmed bin Rashid Al Mualla passed away on the 21st of February 1981.