Absentee prayers to be hosted in mosques across the country.
Funeral prayers for the late Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Minister of Finance and Deputy Ruler of Dubai, will be held in mosques across the UAE today, March 24. Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid passed away earlier today.
The absentee prayers will be offered after the Maghrib prayer.
The actual funeral prayer over the late Deputy Ruler’s body was limited to family members due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
A 10-day mourning has been declared in Dubai, with flags flying at half mast.
Work at government departments and institutions in the Emirate will be suspended for three days, starting tomorrow, Thursday, March 24.
The brother of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Hamdan was the longest serving UAE minister.