Saturday, September 19, 2015

Sheikh Rashid, son of Dubai’s ruler dies

Dubai : Sheikh Rashid bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, son of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, UAE’s vice president, prime minister, and ruler of Dubai, has died at age 33. Dubai announced a three day mourning period, reported WAM, the United Arab Emirates’ state news agency, on Saturday.

Sheikh Rashid died of a heart attack, according to WAM. Sheikh Rashid was the first son of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and his senior wife, Sheikha Hind bint Maktoum bin Juma Al Maktoum. Sheikh Rashid was an avid sportsman and horse racing enthusiast. His younger brother Sheikh Hamdan is Dubai’s crown prince.—HA/IINA

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