Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 29 October 2020

Sheikh Hamdan pays tribute to Sheikh Rashid on anniversary of his brother's death

Sheikh Rashid bin Mohammed, the first born son of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, died of a heart attack in 2015

Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed, Crown Prince of Dubai, paid tribute to Sheikh Rashid bin Mohammed on social media on the fifth anniversary of his brother's death.

He posted a video montage to his Instagram story that included pictures of his brother throughout key moments of his life.

A recording of Sheikh Hamdan reading a poem written for his brother could be heard along with mournful music.

Sheikh Hamdan often honours his brother by sharing photos of them when they were young online. Last year, he posted a picture of himself and Sheikh Rashid the day after he and his two brothers married.

Sheikh Rashid bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, eldest son of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, died aged 33 on Saturday September 19, 2015, of a heart attack. He was buried the same day in Bur Dubai's Umm Hurair cemetery, following funeral prayers at Zabeel Mosque at maghrib.

At the time, the Crown Prince of Dubai said “Today, I lost a best friend and a childhood companion, my dear brother Rashid. You will be missed.”

President Sheikh Khalifa declared three days of mourning across the country and flags were lowered to half mast.

Born in Dubai, Sheikh Rashid was educated at Rashid School for Boys before attending Sandhurst Military Academy in the UK. He was an active member of Dubai Cares philanthropic organisation and a well-known sports figure.

As a founding member of Dubai Sports and Cultural Club, he played a significant role in advancing sports in the UAE.

Sheikh Rashid was an accomplished equestrian, having participated in international and local competitions and winning laurels for the UAE. He won two gold medals in the 120-kilometre Endurance Individual and 120km Endurance Team Mixed events at the 2006 Doha Asian Olympics.

He was owner of Zabeel Racing International and led the individual owners list an unprecedented five times with more than 428 wins.

Sheikh Rashid's funeral and burial:

Updated: September 18, 2020 03:20 PM

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