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In Pictures: Sheikh Rashid bin Mohammed: 1981-2015

Sheikh Rashid bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who died of a heart attack on Saturday morning at age 33, is remembered for his philanthropic work, his role in advancing sports in the UAE and his skills as an accomplished equestrian and businessman. The son of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Rashid was an active member of Dubai Cares philanthropic organisation and a founding member of Dubai Sports and Cultural Club.

In Pictures: Sheikh Rashid bin Mohammed: 1981-2015
Sheikh Rashid bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum was the son of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, the Vice President and Ruler of Dubai. He was an accomplished sportsman and dedicated philanthropist. (Image Courtesy: WAM)
In Pictures: Sheikh Rashid bin Mohammed: 1981-2015
Born in Dubai on November 12, 1981, Sheikh Rashid was educated in Dubai at the Rashid School for Boys, then attended Sandhurst Military Academy in the United Kingdom, from which he graduated in 2002. (Image Courtesy: WAM)
In Pictures: Sheikh Rashid bin Mohammed: 1981-2015
Sheikh Rashid was an accomplished equestrian, having participated in international and local competitions and winning laurels for the UAE. (Image Courtesy: WAM)
In Pictures: Sheikh Rashid bin Mohammed: 1981-2015
Sheikh Rashid was an accomplished equestrian, having participated in international and local competitions and winning laurels for the UAE. (Image Courtesy: WAM)
In Pictures: Sheikh Rashid bin Mohammed: 1981-2015
Sheikh Rashid was an accomplished equestrian and won two gold medals in the 120-kilometre Endurance Individual and 120km Endurance Team Mixed events at the 2006 Doha Asian Olympics. (Image Courtesy: WAM)
In Pictures: Sheikh Rashid bin Mohammed: 1981-2015
Sheikh Rashid was owner of Zabeel Racing International and led the individual owners list an unprecedented five times with more than 428 wins. (Image Courtesy: WAM)
In Pictures: Sheikh Rashid bin Mohammed: 1981-2015
Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed, Crown Prince of Dubai, said on Saturday that he lost 'a best friend and a childhood companion'. (Image Courtesy: WAM)
In Pictures: Sheikh Rashid bin Mohammed: 1981-2015
Sheikh Rashid was an accomplished equestrian, having participated in international and local competitions and winning laurels for the UAE. (Image Courtesy: WAM)
In Pictures: Sheikh Rashid bin Mohammed: 1981-2015
Sheikh Rashid was an accomplished equestrian, having participated in international and local competitions and winning laurels for the UAE. (Image Courtesy: WAM)
In Pictures: Sheikh Rashid bin Mohammed: 1981-2015
Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed, Crown Prince of Dubai, said on Saturday that he lost 'a best friend and a childhood companion'. (Image Courtesy: WAM)
In Pictures: Sheikh Rashid bin Mohammed: 1981-2015
Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed, Crown Prince of Dubai, said on Saturday that he lost 'a best friend and a childhood companion'. (Image Courtesy: WAM)
In Pictures: Sheikh Rashid bin Mohammed: 1981-2015
Sheikh Rashid was an accomplished equestrian, having participated in international and local competitions and winning laurels for the UAE. (Image Courtesy: WAM)
In Pictures: Sheikh Rashid bin Mohammed: 1981-2015
Born in Dubai on November 12, 1981, Sheikh Rashid was educated in Dubai at the Rashid School for Boys, then attended Sandhurst Military Academy in the United Kingdom, from which he graduated in 2002. (Image Courtesy: WAM)
In Pictures: Sheikh Rashid bin Mohammed: 1981-2015
Sheikh Rashid bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum was the son of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, the Vice President and Ruler of Dubai. He was an accomplished sportsman and dedicated philanthropist. (Image Courtesy: WAM)
In Pictures: Sheikh Rashid bin Mohammed: 1981-2015
Sheikh Rashid was an accomplished equestrian, having participated in international and local competitions and winning laurels for the UAE. (Image Courtesy: WAM)
In Pictures: Sheikh Rashid bin Mohammed: 1981-2015
Sheikh Rashid bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum was the son of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, the Vice President and Ruler of Dubai. He was an accomplished sportsman and dedicated philanthropist. (Image Courtesy: WAM)