It’s been three decades since Dubai’s former Ruler Sheikh Rashid passed away and Sheikh Mohammed fondly remembers the late Emir with a heartwarming message to mark his 30th death anniversary.
Sheikh Rashid’s 30th death anniversary
Dubai’s “founding father” and the mastermind behind Dubai’s success, His Highness Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum led the city’s development in an attempt to diversify the economy from its dependence on oil, rolling out big projects like the Jebel Ali Port, Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai Drydocks, and Port Rashid. He ruled the emirate for 32 years, from 1958 until his death in 1990. He passed away aged 78, and was succeeded by His Highness Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum taking over as the Emir, followed by Sheikh Mohammed.
Photograph credit: Dubai Media Office
Sheikh Mohammed shares a heartfelt tribute for Sheikh Rashid
In time for Sheikh Rashid’s 30th death anniversary, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Ruler of Dubai, UAE Prime Minister and Vice President tweeted remembering his father as being “faithful to the union” and “his view was deep as a wide sea.”
Not to mention his Twitter display image, it’s replaced with an image of his late father.
Sheikh Hamdan shared a touching tribute for Sheikh Rashid too, followed by sharing rare footage of the former Ruler during his reign.
(Featured photograph credit: Dubai Media Office)