By Staff writer
Sheikh Mohammed’s eldest son died on Saturday morning
The late Sheikh Rashid bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has been laid to rest at the Umm Hurair cemetery in Al Fahidi area, Bur Dubai, after a grand funeral procession.
The procession was led by His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.
The eldest son of Sheikh Mohammed, the Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Rashid died on Saturday morning following a heart attack.
Sheikh Khalifa, UAE President, declared a three-day period of mourning was declared across the UAE, during which time flags will be flown at half-mast. Schools and government offices are expected to remain open during the mourning period.
Sheikh Mohammed, accompanied by Sheikh Hamdan, began accepting condolences from mourners this morning at Zabeel Palace in Dubai.
We are sympathised to bereaved family. May Allah rest him in peace!
With your sad, sudden death, the light has been extinguished. Rest in Peace and God / Allah be with you.