Dubai lost its longest-serving Finance Minister and the deputy ruler last week. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid, 75, who was also the world’s longest-serving finance minister, bid us adieu, after a months-long illness, on 24 March 2021. And to celebrate his life and his body of work, several expats and citizens paid tribute to him. The Dubai world cup also gave a fitting tribute to the late Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid. The drones took to the night sky in Dubai and mapped out a portrait of Sheikh Hamdan and images of racing horses.
Tribute Was Given To Late Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid As Soon As The Dubai World Cup Concluded
The exquisite drone tribute was paid to Sheikh Hamdan as soon as the Dubai World Cup concluded. Drones flew in formation above Meydan Racecourse in an acknowledgement of his longstanding love of the sport. It was quite nostalgic to watch the drones light up the sky.
— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) March 27, 2021
Late Sheikh Hamdan Served As The Deputy Ruler Of Dubai For 26 Years
The leading owner and breeder of racehorses celebrated many triumphs, including the English and Irish derbies, the 2,000 Guineas, the Ascot Gold Cup and the Dubai World Cup in 1999 and 2007.
Late Sheikh Hamdan loved racing and horses- however, that never distracted him from the duties of his public life. He was the deputy ruler of Dubai for 26 years and made sure to do everything he could for the public. He was one of the most generous and humble rulers of Dubai, and we hope that his soul rests in peace.