Shaikh Saqr Bin Mohammad Al Qasimi, the late ruler of Ras Al Khaimah. Image Credit: WAM

Ras Al Khaimah: President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan sent his condolences after His Highness Shaikh Saqr Bin Mohammad Al Qasimi, the late ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, died at dawn on Wednesday in the emirate.

The official mourning has been declared with effect from Wednesday for a week through which the flags will be flown at half mast.

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The Ras Al Khaimah Ruler's Court on Wednesday offered condolences on the death of Shaikh Saqr Bin Mohammad Al Qasimi.

His Highness Shaikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi, who has succeeded as Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, has declared 40 days of official mourning with effect from Wednesday, during which flags will be flown at half mast.

The Sharjah Ruler's Court offered its condolences. One week's official mourning has been declared in the emirate from Wednesday, during which flags will be flown at half mast.

In Dubai, one week of official mourning has been declared with effect from Wednesday.

The Ajman Ruler’s Court also offered its condolences and declared one week of official mourning beginning on Wednesday, during which flags will be flown at half mast.

Offices closed

In Ras Al Khaimah. government and public offices will be closed for a week from Wednesday.

In Sharjah government offices will be closed for three days from Thursday.

In Ajman, government and public offices will be closed for three days from Wednesday.

Remembering Saqr

Shaikh Saqr belonged to Al Qasimi dynasty that ruled the northern part of the Greater Oman Region, following the fall of Ya’aribah state and emergence of Al Busayidi state in Suhar and Muscat in 1747.

He was born in Ras Al Khaimah city in 1920, where he was brought up in an Islamic Arabic environment under the care of his father, Shaikh Mohammad Bin Salim, who ruled the emirate between 1917-1919.