His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr al Qassimi , ruler of the Emirate Ras Al Khaimah. He was raised and received his early education in Ras Al Khaimah , until he graduated from high school , then went to USA to continue his higher education . He joined the University of Michigan , where he studied Economics and Political Science . After finishing his higher education in 1979 , he returned to the UAE and was appointed chief of Ras Al Khaimah Royal Court (Al Diwan Al Amiri) . In 1986 , His Highness was appointed Chairman of of Ras Al Khaimah Municipal Council . He also chaired many boards of companies.