Those caught helping violators in any way could face up to 15 years in jail or fines of up to 1 million riyals
“Shaikh Maktoum was an example of sincere national commitment. He placed his country's interest above all other considerations. He was a model for good behaviour."
“The excellent record and legacy of late Shaikh Maktoum in serving his country are unaccountable. His constructive role in establishing the UAE and enhancing its federal march and other fields of national action will remain engraved in the memory of the nation and its people,” the statement said.
The government has announced a 40-day official mourning during which flags will fly at half-mast. Ministries, government institutions and departments will remain closed for 7 days.
Shaikh Maktoum was born in 1943 in the Shindagha neighbourhood. He was first appointed as the prime minister of the UAE in April 1972.