Sheikh Khalifa declares 3-day mourning over Sheikh Hamdan’s passing

UAE President expressed his sincere condolences and sympathies to Al Maktoum family.

The UAE President, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, has announced a three-day mourning period over the passing of Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and Minister of Finance, earlier today.


Sheikh Khalifa ordered that the UAE national flag be flown at half-mast starting today (Wednesday) and be raised next Saturday, March 27. Dubai has announced a 10-day mourning period.

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In a statement, President Sheikh Khalifa expressed his sincere condolences and sympathies to Al Maktoum family, asking Allah Almighty to grant them patience and solace to bear their loss.

The brother of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid was the longest serving UAE minister.

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