UAE Finance Minister, Deputy Dubai ruler is dead
NEWSMAN – United Arab Emirates’ Finance Minister and deputy ruler of Dubai, Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum died at the age of 75.
In a statement released by the Dubai media office on Wednesday announced that UAE President, Khalifa bin Zayed ordered that flags be flown at half-mast across the country until Saturday to mark three days of mourning.
It also stated that Hamdan who had been unwell, underwent surgery abroad in 2020; though further details were not disclosed.
“Dubai has announced a 10-day mourning period”, it stated.
The statement also noted that Funeral prayers will be restricted to family members due to the coronavirus pandemic, The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported.
Before his death, Hamdan had been Finance Minister since 1971.