Prince Omar Rashid was initially seen in 1994, when Taylor was presumed dead after a plane crash. He was a prince in Morocco, and his people found Taylor near death. She awoke with amnesia, and Omar had his people do some research on her. Omar had lost the love of his life tragically, and soon began to fall in love with Taylor, whom he called Laila. Omar eventually learned who she was, but kept it from her, and proposed marriage to her. After some deliberation, Taylor/Laila accepted. After finding Omar's files on Taylor, Taylor/Laila began to recover her memory, and begged Omar to let her go, but he wouldn't. She tried to contact Ridge, who was about to marry Brooke, but Omar stopped her. After Ridge and Brooke married, Omar conspired to get them to the palace, hoping that if Taylor could see how happy they were together she would agree to be happy with him.
Although Taylor tried numerous times to get to Ridge, she was always stopped. Finally she accepted that Ridge and Brooke were together and happy, and agreed to marry Omar, but not to sleep with him. At the same time, James and Connor began searching for her, suspicious that Brooke and Ridge went to the same place where Taylor's notes had come from, and hearing stories about the woman (Laila) they met there. James assumed an alias and went to Morocco where he found Taylor, but she tried to convince him she was happy there, and sent him away. James asked her to return to the U.S. with him, but she refused. When her father, Jack, had a heart attack, Taylor convinced Omar to let her return to Los Angeles, and shortly thereafter, Ridge went blind in an accident. Taylor stuck around playing Ridge's volunteer, and eventually revealed to Brooke that she was alive and wanted her husband back. Brooke, of course, wasn't thrilled since she was now married to Ridge, and Omar was even less thrilled. They both fought for their respective spouses, but a judge declared that Ridge and Taylor were legally married. Ridge later decided to stay with Brooke and his daughter Bridget, and Omar went back to Morocco after one last plea to get Taylor to go with him.
Omar remained in Morocco until 2002, when he returned to Los Angeles to retrieve Taylor Hayes Forrester, who her family and friends had believed dead. He was furious with Ridge for letting Taylor die (so he saw it), and created a dummy to replace Taylor. It was the dummy who was buried, with Taylor's friends and family believing it was her. (This all happened off-screen, and was only revealed later.) After Ridge began to see Taylor alive and well in Los Angeles in April of 2005, Omar revealed himself to Ridge at the graveyard after Ridge dug up Taylor's coffin to find the half-dummy, and admitted to Ridge that he had taken Taylor back to Morocco with him to save her life.