The Court of Dr Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Ruler of Sharjah, on Tuesday, mourned the death of Sheikh Khalid bin Sultan bin Mohamed Al Qasimi, the son of the ruler, who passed away on Monday in the UK.
In a statement carried by state news agency WAM, the Ruler’s Court expressed its deepest condolences to the Ruler of Sharjah, the family of the deceased and members of Al Qasimi family.
A three-day mourning period was announced in Sharjah, during which UAE flags will be flown at half-mast beginning with the arrival of the body of the deceased and the funeral prayer.
Born on April 6, 1980, Sheikh Khalid was a lover of culture, knowledge – and everything art. Sheikh Khalid spoke seven languages fluently, aside from his native tongue.
With his father as his role model and inspiration, the young man drove the SUPC closer to the Ruler’s vision of establishing a unique identity for the emirate – one that embraces both heritage and modernity, culture and science. He led a comprehensive change in urban engineering to further improve community living in Sharjah and boost its economy. He saw major infrastructure projects through – from planning to implementation. He visualised the need for more roads, more transportation options, larger green community spaces – and he prepared for them.
He was a leader in his own right.