UAE Sheikh Ahmad Bin Juma Al Maktoum dies

The Ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed, and his family are in mourning - Monday. 
UAE Sheikh Ahmad Bin Juma Al Maktoum dies
By Joanna Hartley
Mon 23 Mar 2009 10:30 AM

Sheikh Ahmad Bin Juma Al Maktoum passed away on Monday, according to the UAE's official news agency WAM.

The palace of Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, was in mourning followng the death, it said.

Local radio stations are playing the Quranic verses as a sign of mourning.

The body of the deceased will be prayed upon in Nad Sheba mosque after Asr prayers on Monday.

The burial will take place in Bur Dubai's Um Hurair cemetery.

Sheikh Ahmad Bin Juma Al Maktoum was born in 1936, and has several children.

His daughter Sheikha Rodha Bint Ahmad Bin Juma is married to Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Minister of Finance and Deputy Ruler of Dubai.

His niece, Sheikha Hind Bint Maktoum Bin Juma Al Maktoum, is the wife of Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

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