Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 8°C

min temp: 6°C

Search

Sheikh Rashid with family connections to Newmarket racing industry has died

PUBLISHED: 18:12 19 September 2015 | UPDATED: 18:12 19 September 2015

The son of Dubai’s ruler has died of a heart attack at the age of 33.

Sheikh Rashid was the first son of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who is also prime minister and vice president of the United Arab Emirates.

The family has long-standing connections with Newmarket’s racing industry. Sheikh Mohammed is the founder of Godolphin, the world’s leading international horseracing entity, which is based in the town.

The United Arab Emirates state news agency WAM reported that Sheikh Rashid, who was also an avid horse racing enthusiast, died of a heart attack today.

A three-day mourning period has been declared in Dubai and UAE flags will be flown at half mast.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other East Anglian Daily Times visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by East Anglian Daily Times staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique East Anglian Daily Times account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

The Bury Water Meadows Group and River Lark Catchment Partnership have worked together to improve the riverscape and surrounding meadows in Bury St Edmunds.

A man was rescued from a vehicle and taken to hospital following a three-vehicle crash.

Orwell Park School near Ipswich has held its annual charity fun run.

It was a case of déjà vu for an Ipswich Hospital practitioner who recently found herself caring for newborn twin girls - 24 years after she looked after their father.

Essex Police have used a warrant obtained from the courts to search a property in Witham and make an arrest after discovering drugs.

With festival season nearly upon us, can you name all the acts performing at this year’s Latitude festival from their album covers?

A fundraising page to help care for horses seized by welfare organisations in Paper Mill Lane near Ipswich has raised more than £3,400.

Most read

Great Days Out

cover

Click here to view
the Great Days Out
supplement

View

Eating Out in the Broads

cover

Click here to view
the Eating Out
supplement

View

Visit the Broads

cover

Click here to view
the Visit the Broads
supplement

View
HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter
MyDate24 MyPhotos24