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Dubai ruler's 34-year-old son dies in a heart attack

Dubai announced a three day mourning period after the son of the Gulf emirate’s ruler passed away, the official state news agency WAM said on Saturday.

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

WAM said prayers will be held at Zabeel mosque this evening, followed by funeral at the Umm Harir cemetery in Bur Dubai.

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Details from Dubai Media Office

The emirate’s official media office made several tweets on the sad occasion, including one which said that a 3 day period of mourning had been announced by the Ruler of Dubai’s Court.

 

 

Prime Minister sends condolences

Web Desk adds: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has condoled the demise of Sheikh Rashid bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum as has the Chief Minister of Punjab Shahbaz Sharif

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