Hundreds gather to pay their respects at the funeral of Dubai ruler’s son

Hundreds gather to pay their respects at the funeral of Dubai ruler's son

A three-day mourning period has been announced in the UAE after the son of Dubai's ruler died of a heart attack.

Sheikh Rashid bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who graduated from Sandhurst in 2002, died on Saturday morning.

The 33-year-old was the eldest son of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who is the ruler of Dubai and also the Vice-President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates.

Hundreds of relatives and officials gathered inside the Zabeel mosque in Dubai to pay their respects to the ruler's son.

His coffin, wrapped in the Emirati flag, was carried in by several of his brothers.

Prayers were said for the late Sheikh Rashid bin Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum and his family.

His body will be buried in Umm Harir cemetery in Bur Dubai.

'Today, I lost a best friend and a childhood companion, my dear brother Rashid,' said his brother Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed, Crown Prince of Dubai. 'You will be missed.'

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