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Dubai declares three day mourning over death of rulers son

Dubai declares three day mourning over death of rulers son

Dubai declares three day mourning over death of rulers son

Dubai declares three day mourning over death of rulers son

Dubai declares three day mourning over death of rulers son

Hundreds gather to pay their respects at the funeral of Dubai ruler’s son after he dies from a heart attack aged just 33.

  • Sheikh Rashid bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum died this morning
  • His brother the Crown Prince of Dubai paid tribute to his ‘best friend’ 
  • The Sheikh graduated from Sandhurst and was a keen sportsman 
  • Government department flags are flying at half mast as mark of respect

 

A three-day mourning period has been announced in the UAE after the son of Dubai’s ruler died of a heart attack.

Sheikh Rashid bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who graduated from Sandhurst in 2002, died on Saturday morning.

The 33-year-old was the eldest son of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who is the ruler of Dubai and also the Vice-President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates.

Hundreds of relatives and officials gathered inside the Zabeel mosque in Dubai to pay their respects to the ruler’s son.

His coffin, wrapped in the Emirati flag, was carried in by several of his brothers.

Prayers were said for the late Sheikh Rashid bin Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum and his family.

His body will be buried in Umm Harir cemetery in Bur Dubai.

‘Today, I lost a best friend and a childhood companion, my dear brother Rashid,’ said his brother Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed, Crown Prince of Dubai. ‘You will be missed.’

Hundreds of relatives and officials gathered inside the Zabeel mosque to pay their final respects

President Sheikh Khalifa expressed condolences to Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid and the Al Maktoum family.

Flags at government departments and institutions flying at half mast as a mark of respect.

‘God bless the deceased young man … We belong to Allah and to Him we shall return,’ the Court of the Ruler of Dubai said.

The body of Sheikh Rashid bin Mohammad was covered in the flag of the United Arab Emirates.

 

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