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.
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.
Dubai Ruler’s Court announces 3 days of mourning after the death of Sheikh Rashid bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) September 19, 2015
The late Sheikh Rashid bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum to be laid to rest in Bur Dubai’s Umm Hurair cemetery — Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) September 19, 2015
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