Dubai: three-day mourning, His Majesty sends condolences to Sheikh Mohammed over his son’s death


Abdu Dhabi/Muscat: Dubai announced a three-day mourning period after the 33-year old son of the Dubai ruler passed away, the official state news agency WAM said on Saturday.

His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said has send a cable of condolences to Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum over the passing away of his son Sheikh Rashid on Saturday.

In his cable, His Majesty the Sultan has prayed to Almighty the Allah to bestow his mercy upon the deceased and rest his soul in eternal peace and grant his family patience to bear the loss.

Sheikh Rashid, son of the Prime Minister and Vice President of the United Arab Emirates Sheikh Mohammed, suffered a heart attack on Saturday morning, the agency said.

Sheikh Rashid was the eldest son of Sheikh Mohammed. Rashid’s brother Sheikh Hamdan is the Crown Prince of Dubai.