The Department of Human Resources (DoHR) was established in 1971 under the name of "The Public Personnel Affairs Department" pursuant to Emiri Decree No. 3 issued by H.H. The Ruler of Ras Al-Khaimah. The name was later changed to "The Civil Service Department" under a decision by RAK Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler in July 2008. In July 2013, the Department name was changed to "The Department of Human Resources (DoHR)" pursuant to Law No. 1 of 2013 on government human resources.