Deputy Ruler of Sharjah dies in London

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July 9, 2020

July 9, 2020

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Sheikh Ahmed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Deputy Ruler of Sharjah, has died.

His death on Thursday will be marked by three days of mourning and flags will be flown at half-mast.

Sheikh Ahmed died in London and the mourning period will begin when his body is returned to the Emirates.

The Royal Court of Dr Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Ruler of Sharjah, said condolences would be received through phone calls, due to the coronavirus outbreak preventing gatherings, and that phone numbers would be made public in due course.

During the mourning period, flags are flown at half-staff and regular radio programmes are I replaced with classical music or Quran recitations.

After the death of Founding Father, Sheikh Zayed in November 2004, the official mourning period was set at 40 days.

Government departments and schools closed for eight days and the private sector shut for three.

Updated: July 9, 2020 06:54 PM

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