RAK mourns Sheikh Sultan

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Seven days of mourning are being held in Ras al Khaimah after the death of Sheikh Sultan bin Saqr bin Mohammed Al Qasimi was announced yesterday, according to WAM, the government news agency. The Emiri Court of RAK said the mourning period would begin immediately. Local government departments and institutions in the emirate will observe a three-day holiday as of yesterday . WAM said funeral prayers for Sheikh Sultan were offered at the Sheikh Zayed Mosque in RAK shortly after the Juma prayers.

He was buried at the Al Qawasim Cemetery in Al Iraibi. Condolences were received at Sheikh Sultan's home in the Dahisha area. Dr Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed, the Ruler of Sharjah, Sheikh Saud bin Rashid, the Ruler of Umm al Qaiwain, and Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid, the Ruler of Ajman, paid their respects. * WAM