Khaleej Times Online has reported (2 January 2009) this statement:
“The Court of His Highness Shaikh Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, UAE Supreme Council member and Ruler of Fujairah today mourned the death of Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Umm Al-Qaiwain, Sheikh Rashid bin Ahmed Al-Mualla who passed away on Friday morning in London Sheikh Hamad, in a statement, prayed for Allah The Almighty to rest the soul of the deceased in peace and grant him a place in heavens.”
“A one-week long state of mourning has been declared in the Emirate of Fujairah, during which the flag shall fly at half mast while local government departments and institutions shall remain closed for 3 days, starting from Friday.”
More on the death of Sheikh Rashid bin Ahmed Al-Mualla can be found at this link:
UAE Mourns the Death of the Ruler of Umm Al-Qaiwain, Experiencing the Emirates, 2 January 2009.
Dr Geoff Pound
Image: Sheikh Rashid bin Ahmed Al-Mualla.