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Son of the ruler of Dubai passes away

Dubai, September 21:  Sheikh Rashid bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the son of the ruler of Dubai, died of a heart attack on Saturday 19 September. He was 33 years old.

Sheikh Rashid was the son of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the vice-president and the prime minister of United Arab Emirates (UAE), and the ruler of Dubai.

UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan declared a three-day official mourning following Sheikh Rashid's demise,

the Egyptian presidency also mourned the death of Sheikh Rashid, extending its deepest condolences and sympathies to Dubai's ruler Sheikh Mohammed and people of the UAE.

Sheikh Rashid attended Sandhurst Military Academy in the United Kingdom and graduated in 2002.

He was a well-known sports figure in the UAE. He had participated in a number of international and local endurance competitions winning a number of prizes for the country. He was a keen horse lover.

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