Shaikh Maktoum being laid to rest

DUBAI -Dubai came to a halt on Thursday as the emirate prepared for the funeral of its ruler Shaikh Maktoum bin Rashed Al Maktoum, who died on Wednesday of natural causes while on a visit to Australia. Arab leaders and foreign dignitaries were en route to attend funeral ceremonies, which were initially to begin at 10:00 am but were postponed for two hours, local television reported.

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Published: Thu 5 Jan 2006, 2:04 PM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 6:52 PM

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