Son of Dubai ruler dies of heart attack

Published: September 19, 2015
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PHOTO: KHALEEJ TIMES

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Dubai announced a three day mourning period after the son of the Gulf emirate’s ruler passed away, the official state news agency WAM said on Saturday.

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.

During the three days of mourning, UAE flags will be flown at half mast, Al Arabiya reported. Sheikh Rashid, was a keen horse lover and was the owner of Zabeel Stables.

According to the Dubai Media Office, funeral prayers of the late Sheikh Rashid bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum are to be held after Maghrib prayers at Zabeel Mosque in Dubai. 

PM Nawaz expresses deep grief

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, along with Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif expressed deep grief and sorrow over the demise of Sheikh Rashid, according to Radio Pakistan.

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  • shahid
    Sep 19, 2015 - 1:30PM

    Even though I am not Emarati Citizen, I am so deeply shocked and sorry hearing the sad demise of my favorite young lad who is, and now sadly passed away, a torch and beacon of light and hope for the young generation, Emarati or not. May his Soul Rest in Peace..; and May ALLAH Grant him highest levels of Jannah.. Ameen; He was a nice person and I for one watched him grow up to a very competent sober, knowledgeable and God fearing person; My prayers for the family, specially Parents, who have done more than imaginable for all the people of UAE, citizens or not; May ALLAH give Patience, Courage and Peace to the Parents and Family of the departed Soul; Recommend

  • Sheikh Chili
    Sep 19, 2015 - 1:52PM

    Rest in peace Shahzaday! Rich or poor, sooner or latter; we are all headed there one day. Recommend

  • SHIBLY
    Sep 19, 2015 - 1:53PM

    HEARTFELT CONDOLENCES TO SHK. MOHAMMAD BIN RASHID AND FAMILY IN PARTICULAR AND MAKTOUM FAMILY IN GENERAL. MAY ALL MIGHT BESTOW HIS CHOICEST BLESSING ON THE DEPARTED SOUL AND GIVE PATIENCE TO BEAR THIS IRREPAIREABLE LOSS TO BREAVED FAMILY. (AMEEN YA RAB BUL ALAMEEN)Recommend

  • A-No.1
    Sep 19, 2015 - 2:05PM

    33 year old dying of heart attack? Clinically rare. Could be some other reason.Recommend

  • Iqbal Hadi Zaidi
    Sep 19, 2015 - 2:52PM

    Prince of Dubai despite being not only very young but richest as well yet he died for the very cogent reason that ever since his life span came to an end which proves in quite crystal clear terms that whosoever is born will eventually die irrespective of gender, nationality, age, time, day, date and or topographical situation.I wish the departed soul rests in peace and his parents have the strength to bear the loss. Iqbal Hadi Zaidi / Kuwait / Mobile +965-66229897 / zaidi4merdiplomat@hotmail.comRecommend

  • Muhammad Khan
    Sep 19, 2015 - 4:38PM

    So only Allah is almighty while rest every living organ/creature is liable to die; no vision, wealth and liberalism can save any human being from death. May Allah grant bakhshish to this departed soul. May Allah also grant rah’am in the hearts of these sheikhs for the Muslim refugees scattered around in Europe begging for bread and political asylum.Recommend

  • SarasMangi@hotmail.com
    Sep 19, 2015 - 5:27PM

    A great loss! Prince who rules the hearts and mind of people – a great humanitarian and noble person. I am really shattered and shocked as if he was my own son! May Allah shower his blessing on all of us and give us strength to bear such a great loss. How can one bear such a loss- losing a great person so young. Recommend

  • Soonhan Rani
    Sep 19, 2015 - 5:28PM

    Very shocked to receive this tragic news of sad demise of Sheikh Rashid bin Sheikh Rashid Al Maktoum. Even though I am not a Citizen of UAE, but he was a great inspirer for us. I express my heart felt Condolence for him. May his soul rest in peace. Eveyone is headed their one day. Condolences again for his Royal but Simple family. I was greatly inspired by them for I came to Dubai recently in June 2015. Now I am writing a travelogue of Dubai, UAE. This tragic news will be part of that. Though I am 15, but I could feel deep sorrow.Recommend

  • Saleem
    Sep 19, 2015 - 5:37PM

    @A-No.1: It’s not clinically rare. People even at have died of heart attacks. Even billions of dollars and world’s best medical care could not save the lad or at least see it coming. Empty hands we come, empty hands we go. Sad truth of life. Recommend

  • FAYYAZ AHMAD
    Sep 19, 2015 - 5:41PM

    Allah Subhan Talla is almighty while rest every living organ/creature is liable to die; no vision, wealth and liberalism can save any human being from death. I am not Emarati Citizen, I am so deeply shocked and sorry hearing the sad demise of my favorite young lad who is, and now sadly passed away, a torch and beacon of light and hope . May his Soul Rest in Peace..; and May ALLAH Grant him highest levels of Jannah.. Ameen; May ALLAH give Patience, Courage and Peace to the Parents and Family of the departed Soul;Recommend

  • ZAK
    Sep 19, 2015 - 5:48PM

    Sorrow and grief. Left in such a young age. To Allah we all belong To him we all will return.Recommend

  • Abduraghmaan Rahma
    Sep 19, 2015 - 5:57PM

    Indeed a sad occasion to lose someone so young and full of life. Only Allah has the answers. We are borrowed on this Dunya for a short while until we return to eternity. My deepest sympathy to the Makthoum family. May Almighty Allah ease the pain of the loved ones left behind and grant Prince Mihammed Bin Rashid Al Makhtoum the highest place in Jannah.Recommend

  • Malik Tariq
    Sep 19, 2015 - 9:32PM

    Very sad and unfortunate death of this young man, son of Dubai’s ruler who has transformed the image of this once secluded desert city.Recommend

  • Sep 19, 2015 - 10:17PM

    may allah bless him and his soul rest in peace.Recommend

  • Sep 19, 2015 - 10:19PM

    May Allah give Janna to late Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, and peace and patience to the family So young So handsome gone so suddenly this is really shocking for all but Qullo Nafsunn Zaiqatul Moth its the realty of the life —Inna Lillahe Wa Inna Elaihe Rajeoon-Recommend

  • Satti
    Sep 19, 2015 - 10:32PM

    Sad news. May his soul rest in peace. Recommend

  • Asim
    Sep 19, 2015 - 11:56PM

    it really is sad to hear the news. he was among the best in the line of heirs in Dubai and all had accepted him at the next ruler of Dubai. May his soul rest in peace and may Allah gives his family patience to bear this tragic loss. he was only 34.

    He was very athletic, full of energy, passion and was true to what Dubai stands for. I feel sorry for his early demise. Now Dubai has to search for their next crown price – who has to do a lot to win the heart of people. Recommend

  • wajahat yousaf
    Sep 20, 2015 - 12:23AM

    So sad. .my his soul rest in peace. Recommend

  • sikandar khan
    Sep 20, 2015 - 2:12AM

    Once I heard tht hez among Asia’s handsomest guyz, despite of all hez a human being, may Allah Almighty rest his soul in peace, a great loss of UAE, condlnces to da family, RIP :-(Recommend

  • Omar
    Sep 20, 2015 - 3:39AM

    Sorry to hear the big loss for the prince family and despite the fact i heard he was into steriod for the purpose of heavyweight gym activity so that pushes him for the viral disease of heart attack. May Allah grant him the highest place in jannah AmeenRecommend

  • Zahra
    Sep 20, 2015 - 5:04AM

    Rest in peace dear prince a sad loss to our worldRecommend

  • Zohra
    Sep 20, 2015 - 5:06AM

    Rest in peace dear prince a sad loss to our worldRecommend

  • saad
    Sep 20, 2015 - 5:30AM

    My islamic brother may Allah grant u highest place in jannah . Rich or poor one day every one had to pass away . Recommend

  • Rashmi thakar(Chinai)
    Sep 20, 2015 - 9:48AM

    Very Sad to loose our lovely prince. Many good souls are born in this world to do good, to fight evil & to spread harmony & goodness. Once their work is done the sub conscious mind request God Almighty to bring them back home immediately. So without their conscious knowledge, their subconscious minds appeal to God Almighty to call them back to their real, spiritual home. Those who die are God’s favourites, or God calls the young ones whom He loves the most”. He is still with us so send him loving thought. God bless our beautiful Prince!!Recommend

  • Saleem
    Sep 20, 2015 - 10:06AM

    May his soul rest in peace. A great loss since he had a lot to see in life. It is unbearable for any family to loose son at such a young age. May Allah give peace to his family as well.Recommend

  • MSH
    Sep 20, 2015 - 11:39AM

    May Allah rest his soul in peace and give all the strength to his family to bear this loss.Recommend

  • Monicah Owino
    Sep 20, 2015 - 12:00PM

    God has called his servant home to rest. Rest in Peace Sheikh Rashid. My heart-warm prayers goes to the Prime Minister and Vice President of the United Arab Emirates Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum and his entire family. Be strong.Recommend

  • Readbetweenthelines
    Sep 20, 2015 - 12:32PM

    DRUG OVERDOSE!Recommend

  • Rajesh
    Sep 20, 2015 - 12:47PM

    May Our Lord Bless and Comfort
    You and your family during this time of grief. Please accept our sincere Condolences.Recommend

  • Saad
    Sep 20, 2015 - 3:24PM

    It might not be a heart attack and maybe be drug overdose Recommend

  • London
    Sep 20, 2015 - 4:59PM

    Sad he died but the way he died was totally un-islamic. He died from overdose of cocaine in one of his parties in London. Search online., plenty of evidence. He partied a way bit hard.Recommend

  • Aqeel Ahmad
    Sep 20, 2015 - 5:43PM

    May Allah grant him a great place in Jannah.Recommend

  • Salim
    Sep 20, 2015 - 8:30PM

    @London Please do not talk like this in such sad times. Allah (PBUH) is all powerful and he has decided that the Shiekh is needed in the heavens. Recommend

  • Khan
    Sep 21, 2015 - 10:38AM

    Please search google and find out his hobbies and interests and the real reason for his death.
    Drug OverdoseRecommend

  • Zain
    Sep 21, 2015 - 11:19AM

    Many young men died of terrorism in Balochistan

    that’s being orchestrated by india, Afghanistan and UAE (Dubai)

    as they fear the rising of Gwadar port to overshadow their bubble city.

    Perhaps the sheikhs now know how it feels to lose a young son !Recommend

  • Phantom pain
    Sep 21, 2015 - 12:58PM

    A more than normal dose of amphetamines is most likely to cause seizures/heart attack.
    This Royal LAD was quite fond of amphetamines and Eastern European concubines.Recommend

  • Ann
    Nov 4, 2015 - 2:56PM

    I was shocked to hear about this very disturbing news of the death of such a young and handsome son of UAE. Honestly I really admire the royal family of UAE and my heart goes out to the family who must be going through a lot of pain till this date. May his departed soul RIP and may Allah give his dear ones the strength to bear their immense loss.
    Eternal Rest Grant Unto to him Almighty, and let perpetual light shine upon him, and may his soul rest in peace!Recommend

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