His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, has expressed his great sorrow on the death of Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the brother of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, who passed away Wednesday morning.
In a statement, the Ras Al Khaimah Ruler asked Allah Almighty to rest the deceased in peace and grant the Al Maktoum family patience and solace.
His Highness also paid tribute to the late Sheikh Hamdan’s accomplishments, saying he dedicated his life to serving his country, leaving behind a legacy full of patriotic and humanitarian achievements.
The Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah also extended his sincere condolences to the people of the UAE on their loss.
Official mourning has been declared, and the UAE flag will be flown half-mast in the Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah for three days, starting Wednesday.