25 Mar 2021
Statement of Director-General and Chairman on the demise of Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum
(Al Tayer: Hamdan is a statesman who dedicated his life to serving the nation)
His Excellency Mattar Mohammed Al Tayer, Director-General, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) extended his heartfelt condolences to His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President, Prime Minister of the UAE, Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, Chairman of the Executive Council, His Highness Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Vice Chairman of the Executive Council, His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Chief of Police and Public Security in Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, President of the National Olympic Committee and Chairman of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Creative Sports Awards, and His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Sports Council, the children of Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and Al Maktoum family on the demise of Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum. He prayed to Allah to bless him with mercy, rest his soul in paradise, and inspire his family and people of the UAE with patience and solace.
“The demise of Sheikh Hamdan means that the UAE and Dubai have lost a very loyal leader after decades of impressive achievements dedicated to the prosperity of the nation. He was the UAE Minister of Finance since the establishment of the federation in 1971. He also assumed the office of Deputy Ruler of Dubai and several other posts in the economic and industrial sectors. He committed his life to serving the nation and citizens and was close to people, low-key and benevolent. He had also left a permanent legacy in the sports, cultural, charitable and humanitarian fields. His giving hand extended to the needy all over the world.
He also contributed to grooming a generation of leaders who hold key positions at the local and federal levels and was a role model in serving the nation
May his soul rest in peace