UAE Minister of Finance and Deputy Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum has passed away at the age of 75.
According to the media reports, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum who is the Prime Minister of UAE, in his tweet confirmed the death of his brother.
إنا لله وإنا إليه راجعون … رحمك الله يا أخي وسندي ورفيق دربي.. وأحسن مثواك .. وضعت رحالك عند رب كريم رحيم عظيم .. pic.twitter.com/xAw3rXIwoj
— HH Sheikh Mohammed (@HHShkMohd) March 24, 2021
Earlier this month, Sheikh Mohammed had tweeted prayers and wishes for his brother.
أخي وعضيدي.. شافاك الله .. عافاك الله .. رعاك الله .. pic.twitter.com/kPR9L0IVC4
— HH Sheikh Mohammed (@HHShkMohd) March 9, 2021
Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid has also been the Finance Minister. A 10-day mourning period has been declared in Dubai over the death of Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, while all government institutions and offices will remain closed for three days.
Moreover he presided over several high-level government entities such as Dubai Municipality, Al Maktoum Foundation, Dubai Aluminum (DUBAL) and Dubai Natural Gas Company Limited, Dubai World Trade Centre, among others.