Dubai ruler sends Eid greetings on Twitter

An Iraqi mother and her children prepare Eid cookies for the upcoming Muslim Eid al-Adha holiday in Basra, 340 miles (550 kilometers) southeast of Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015. (AP)

As Muslims are celebrating Eid Al Adha, the ruler of Dubai expressed his greetings and well wishes to all believers, in his first tweet since the death of his son last week.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum wrote on Twitter: “We congratulate the Arab and Islamic nation on Eid al-Adha.”

On Saturday, the UAE state news agency WAM announced the death of Sheikh Rashid, the oldest son of Dubai’s ruler and brother of Crown Prince Shiekh Hamdan.

Sheikh Rashid was the first son of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and his senior wife, Sheikha Hind bint Maktoum bin Juma al-Maktoum.

In addition to his role as Dubai ruler, Sheikh Mohammed is vice president and prime minister of the UAE.


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