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Mon 23 Mar 2009 10:30 AM

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UAE Sheikh Ahmad Bin Juma Al Maktoum dies

The Ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed, and his family are in mourning - Monday. 

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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Steve 11 years ago

My condolences and prayers to his family

KATHIJA.M.SAIT 11 years ago

We deeply mourn the sudden demise of HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Jumaa Al Maktoum and extend our condolences to the bereaved family of Al Maktoum. May Almighty Allah rest his soul in peace.

rania ouni 11 years ago

I EXTEND MY CONDOLENCES TO THE BREAVED FAMILY OF AL MAKTOUM

Falusteen 11 years ago

May Allah help his family and friends through this difficult time and may Allah have mercy on him and forgive his sins. I don't know much about him but I'm sure he was a good and generous man as most of the locals are.

Mohammed El Mniai 11 years ago

My Deep Condolences on this Sad news, May Allah rest his soul in peace in Janat Adan.

Islam.M 11 years ago

My Senciere Condolences ( to all our brothers in UAE ) on this Sad news, May Allah have mercy on his soul in peace in Janat Adan

Farah 11 years ago

I would like to extend my condolences to the faimly of the late Sheikh Ahmed Bin Juma Al Maktoum.

Christine 11 years ago

I am very sorry to hear of your loss. I hope that your family will be in peace and that myself and the rest of America will share your moment