x Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 23 July 2017

Sheikh Sultan bin Saqr bin Mohammed Al Qasimi dies

Seven days of mourning are being held in Ras al Khaimah after the death of Sheikh Sultan bin Saqr, according to the Government news agency WAM.

Sheikh Sultan bin Saqr bin Mohammed Al Qasimi.
Sheikh Sultan bin Saqr bin Mohammed Al Qasimi.

Sheikh Sultan bin Saqr bin Mohammed Al Qasimi died yesterday, according to a statement by the Government news agency WAM. In the statement, the Emiri Court of Ras al Khaimah announced a seven-day mourning period in the emirate. Local government departments and institutions in the emirate will observe a three-day holiday starting from 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