Dubai: On Sunday, residents and government officials took to social media to commemorate the late ruler and founder of modern Dubai, Shaikh Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum.
Shaikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, posted a photo of his grandfather to mark the date of his passing on October 7, 1990.
My late grandfather, Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum. #Dubai pic.twitter.com/Hk337MrFK6— Hamdan bin Mohammed (@HamdanMohammed) October 7, 2017
Dubai Police also posted a photo of the late ruler, smiling from behind a desk.
Shaikh Rashid (1912-1990) was Ruler of Dubai from 1958 and was also the Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Vice-President from 1971 until his demise.
دعوه في بداية هذا اليوم : اللهم اجعلهم و موتى المسلمين جميعاً من أهل جنّتك #راشد_بن_سعيد_ال_مكتوم . pic.twitter.com/vDw47fj3Nm— عين. (@2ey__) October 8, 2017
The late Shaikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan with Shaikh Rashid.
عساكم في جنة الرحمن خالدين— Mavie__m⚖ (@mavie__m) October 7, 2017
و يالله عـسانا في جنته نلتقيكم..💔🙏🏻🇦🇪..
As early as the 1970s, Shaikh Rashid envisaged a town, seaport and airport focused on developing an industrial region in the emirate.
Shaikh Rashid, the eighth ruler from the Al Maktoum family, was loved and greatly respected by the residents of Dubai, as he ruled with compassion and patience.
النادر الحاضر في كل الذكريات ❤️#راشد_بن_سعيد_آل_مكتوم pic.twitter.com/zLpyFU8N1R— ولد زايد (@1444_xx) October 7, 2017
Shaikh Rashid had a vision of how he wanted to transform Dubai into a modern city, and through his leadership, the emirate witnessed some of the most vital projects that have made an impact until this day, including:
Al Maktoum Hospital, the first modern hospital in what was then the Trucial States; Al Maktoum Bridge, which spanned the Creek, joining Dubai with Deira and eliminating the long trip around the head of the Creek; and Dubai airport, which bore immediate reward as demand for seats grew much faster than anticipated.
في مثل هذا اليوم من بين الايام ...— عبدالله بن دفنا (@bn_dfna) October 7, 2017
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