United Arab Emirates’ Finance Minister and deputy ruler of Dubai, Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum is dead.
He died at the age of 75.
His death was announced in a statement released by the Dubai media office on Wednesday.
According to the statement, 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.
“Also, Funeral prayers will be restricted to family members due to the coronavirus pandemic,” the statement added.
Before his death, Hamdan had been Finance Minister since 1971.