Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, passes away
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Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, passes away

Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, passes away

Sheikh Hamdan held the position of ‎Minister of Finance since the first formation of the Cabinet on December 9, 1971

Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum

Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Minister of Finance and Deputy Ruler of Dubai, has passed away. He was 75.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, posted a picture of his brother on Twitter, adding: “We belong to God and to Him we shall return…May God have mercy on you, my brother, my support and my companion.”

On March 9, Sheikh Mohammed had tweeted prayers and wishes for his brother.

Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid held the position of ‎Minister of Finance since the first formation of the Cabinet on December 9, 1971. 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.‎

Sheikh Hamdan was granted the Honorary fellowship for Internal Medicine from the Royal ‎British College-London and the Royal British ‎College-Edinburgh, and the Honorary fellowship for Internal Medicine and Surgery from the ‎Royal British College-Glasgow.

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