Sheikh Sultan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan passed away on Monday, 17th of November, 2019. He died during the ongoing health treatment abroad. He was the president’s representative and held many important political and the ruling position in UAE.

The government of UAE has had already implicated three days of official mourning in the whole country with respect to this unfortunate event.

His funeral prayers held on Wednesday, 20th of November, 2019, after the noon prayers at Sheikh Sultan Bin Zayed The First Mosque in Al Bateen. Many high-profile personalities of UAE came to Abu Dhabi to attend the funeral of Sheikh Sultan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan. The body was carried by his half-brother, the Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander, Sheikh Sultan Bin Zayed, after the funeral prayers. The crown prince also led the members of royal families of UAE at funeral prayers of his half-brother.

The traffic routing and all the official and unofficial activities of the country were planned beforehand to suit the timings of the funeral. The traffic plans were designed in a way that the royal members and attendees of the funeral can reach at Sheikh Sultan Bin Zayed Mosque in Al Bateen. The roads were cleared and managed for this purpose of a highly organized funeral.

 

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The Al Nahyan family announced to receive condolences till Friday, 22nd of November,2019, at Al Mushrif Palace. On the very day of the funeral which is also the last day of official mourning, they decided to receive condolences between Assar and Maghrib Prayer. But on the next two days, Thursday and Friday, they scheduled the reception of condolences between 10 am to the midday prayers, that is of Zuhr, and then after a break, they will continue the reception in between Assar and Maghrib prayer.

The royal family had already been receiving sympathies from all over the world over phone calls and twitter even before the official condolences time. King Salman Bin Abdelaziz of Saudi Arabia, Custodian of Two Holy Mosques, His Majesty King of Jordan and King Muhammad of Morocco have already paid their condolences to the Al Nahyan Family on their immense loss.

Leaders and rulers from all over the Arab world have shared their heartfelt grief and prayers to the Al Nahyan family and directly gave their condolences to the Crowned Prince too.

Dr. Shawki Allam also showed his utmost sorrow at this event.

Moreover, the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi also tweeted in relation to the death of Sheikh Sultan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, “I offer my deepest condolences to Sheikh Khalifa on the demise of Sheikh Sultan bin Zayed Al Nahyan. In this moment of grief, our thoughts and prayers are with the Al Nahyan family and the people of UAE”.

Sheikh Mohammad Zayed, the Crown Prince of UAE said, “Sheikh Sultan worked with the founder Sheikh Zayed to place the foundation blocks of the unification and served his people. May God have mercy on his soul”.

Other international personalities like the famous Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan,  President Arif Alvi, and other important personalities from all over the world, and most of the elites of UAE also expressed their grief over this event.

Princely tales have been inspiring throughout millennia. Princes and princesses are meant to inspire, that’s why they are called so. Land of Dubai or it might be narrated as the land of princes and princesses. It is said that a single man can change the fate of billions. Prince Muhammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum of Dubai born on 15 July 1949 actualized this notion once and for all. He developed a charismatic personality and character since he came into his senses. As the rituals dictate, he, with the passage of time, was expected to wed more than once. An all-inclusive illustration of male-dominated, cultural dominance, religious supremacy, and royalty oriented temperaments can be manifested via Dubai’s ruling elite. Muhammad Bin Al Maktoum is the ruler of this elite and all of Dubai. Things are expected of him. How can a single man achieve so many fronts in a single lifetime? Here intellectuals play the part via their wisdom to measure the success of one such man. What do they say?

 

“Success is a journey, not a destination.

– Arthur Ashe”

 

Muhammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum went through an explicating journey that made him a renowned man and a leader. So many nominations amongst the most influential men of Dubai, the Muslim World, and the Globe even weren’t enough for him. His ambition for success made him fight for excellence. In April 2006, he came up with the idea disclosed in a book named My Vision-Challenges in the Race of Excellence letting the globe and global leader his goals and ambitions towards success and better of his people.

Muhammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s Journey of Achievements:

Destiny and Time always have misbalance. When the time is right, destiny doesn’t favor. When destiny is kind, time isn’t in the right dimensions. Only a few amongst billions have gained the kindness of Destiny and the Time concurrently. Muhammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum became the interpretation of this notion via his accomplishments. He started the journey of achievements on November 01, 1968. A journey that never stopped. A journey of gradual excellence.

  • Head of Dubai Police (Nov 01, 1968)
  • Minister of Defense  (Dec 02, 1971)
  • Overseeing Dubai International Airport  (Aug 25, 1997)
  • Takes Charge of Jebel Ali Free Zone   (1985)
  • Appointed Crown Prince (Jan 04, 1995)
  • Launches the Dubai Shopping Festival (Feb 16, 1996)
  • Dubai World Cup; Richest Horse Race      (Mar 27, 1996)
  • Opening of Dubai Internet City    (Oct 28, 2000)
  • Opening of Dubai Media City    (Jan 20, 2001)
  • E-government Initiative    (Oct 29, 2001)
  • Appointed Ruler of Dubai     (Jan 04, 2006)
  • Becomes Vice President     (Jan 05, 2006)
  • Formation of the new UAE Cabinet    (Feb 09, 2006)
  • Launch of Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE)    (Feb 19, 2006)
  • Issuance of Law 07    (Mar 14, 2006)
  • My Vision-Challenges in the Race of Excellence   (April 23, 2006)
  • First-ever Federal National Council (FNC) Elections     (Dec 18, 2006)
  • Floating Bridge, Waterbus Transport & Articulated Buses     (July 08, 2007)
  • Launches “Dubai Cares”    (Sept 19, 2007)
  • Launches Noor Dubai    (Sept 03, 2008)
  • Dubai Metro    (Sept 09, 2009)
  • Inauguration of Burj Khalifa Dubai      (Jan 03, 2010)
  • One Million Tree Plantation Campaign     (Sept 11, 2010)
  • Al Maktoum Solar Park      (Jan 09, 2012)
  • Minister’s e-briefcase & e-knowledge Centre    (Mar 11, 2012)
  • Modern Art Museum     (Mar 21, 2012)
  • UAE Water Research Agency    (July 15, 2014)
  • Arab Reading Challenge    (Sept 16, 2015)
  • Inauguration of the Museum of Future      (Feb 07, 2016)
  • Humanitarian Accelerators     (June 23, 2017)
  • Mars Scientific    (Oct 16, 2018)
  • Launch of KhalifaSat      (Oct 29, 2018)

The Stature for Setting the Precedence via Princely 8 Principles:

You go for a mountainous journey, you acquire so many tales to tell to your family and friends. Tales of enjoyment, experience and the explicating views of the valley. Muhammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum had a journey of achievements for decades. During that journey, he acquired prestigious exposure and experience that could be the leading light in forms of reliable rules for the rulers and generations to come. Here are the famously acknowledged 8 principles of the aged prince derived from his lifespan experience and exposure.

  1. A union is the Foundation
  2. No one is Above the Law
  3. We are a Business Capital
  4. Three (Credible, Resilient, Excellent Government) Factors Drive Growth
  5. Our Society has Unique Personality
  6. We believe in Economic Diversification
  7. A land For Talent
  8. We Care about Future Generations

A U-turn of Betrayal in the Journey of Accomplishments:

Trojans know above all what the betrayal of a besom can cause. Their souls are the only aspect in the universe that faced the wrath and consequences of a royal betrayal. A prince doesn’t only inspire the elite but the princesses of his stature. That inspiration was witnessed once again on April 10, 2004, in the form of a Wedding Ceremony of Sheikh Muhammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum of Dubai and Princess Haya Bint Hussain of Jordan despite the fact that Muhammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum already had five wives at that time. Sixth wife, princess Haya was the most beloved one amongst all. How did that come to pass? No one knows much about the rest of the wives and their kids but Haya. She managed to gain the prestigious stature in sheikh’s life. She started having an influence in managerial jurisdictions of Dubai. She was the one going out with Sheikh on internal as well as external matters of state amongst foreign and national dignitaries. Until the very recent royal delegation meeting the queen of the Kingdom of UK that proved to be her last royal trip.

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What actually happened Between Haya and Muhammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum?

Suddenly, in May 2019, there came a piece of news from the middle gulf that spread across the region and then the globe. The world had known that Princess Haya Bint Hussain had left her husband- ruler of Dubai- for Germany primarily. It indeed was a piece of shocking news coming from the Arab World. Leaving a lady of this stature leaves so many questions and conspiracies. It is believed that Princes Haya was concerned about the safety of her children and herself. Why the notion of safety came across between Princess Haya and Sheikh Muhammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum?

Earlier there was another disturbing news that Princess Latifa – daughter of the ruler of Dubai – had tried to flee. A try that proved to be a failure for her. Since her capture, things were building pressure on Sheikh as well as in the entire royal family. Princess Haya, it is said, had reservations about the way Princess Latifa was being treated after her capture by securing forces of Dubai from a yacht leaving from Dubai. This incident added the severity between both. Reservations of Princess Haya got more prevailing.

The question here arises that why Princess Latifa was trying to escape? And why only Princess Haya had the reservation about her treatment despite the fact that there are 29 other children of Muhammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum and five other wives living happily in Dubai? No one heard a thing from the rest of the children and wives on the matter except Princess Haya? These questions leave a big question mark on the personal credibility of Princess Haya and Princess Latifa.

Meanwhile, during all that, Princess Haya was planning her escape from Dubai. Earlier in May 2019 right after the royal visit of Sheikh Muhammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum to Queen of Britain to which Princess Haya was accompanying her husband, she left for Germany leaving her husband Sheikh Muhammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum for good. A diplomatic crisis developed between Germany and Dubai when German Authorities refused to hand her over to Dubai.

Leaving the mark of crisis in Germany, Princess Haya finally went to Britain that was her planned destination. Her flee from Dubai itself raises serious questions about her personal integrity that she is trying to cover in the name of SAFETY CONCERNS.

Developing Battle between Princess Haya and Muhammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum:

Princess Haya developed the influence while she was with her husband. Now, she is trying to use that influence at her best. The very glimpse of that comes from the fact that she hired Renowned Divorce Lawyer Fiona Shackleton who played the part in Princess Diana’s Divorce. A bigger indication for the Arab World The divorce is expected to be worthy in entire British History amounting to 4.5 Billion Pounds.

Sheikh Muhammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum would be fighting the legal battle in the courts of the UK a place where he was invited as a Royal Dignitary months ago. Things make sense. Amongst so many speculations, conspiracy theories, and the strategic insights, Sheikh Muhammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum came up with an utmost classic manner to reveal his disappointment via a few poetic verses.

“You betrayer, you betrayed the most precious trust, and your game has been revealed.”

They say nature can’t be changed. Princess Hay gave the practical manifestation of this notion. But there is a thin line between being too positive and being totally negative. She had been going out of context to foster her ambitious nature and today the world hears that Princess Haya has fled. What caused her to flee. Safety concerns? Harassment? Concerns of Kids? As Princess Haya claims. Or it was her own ambition of self-centeredness that compelled her to go against the flow? Heres a look into princess Haya’s early life.

Born in May 1974, she was daughtered by King Hussain and Queen Alia of Jordan. No matter a child is born in a royal, rich or in a poor family, motherly growth is vital to groom and foster the personality of a kid. It always has been. Not all are able to experience the motherly love. Princess Haya has somewhat the same tale to tell. Her mother died in a plane crash when Princess Haya was only three years old. She never was going to experience the growth that a child can bear under the jurisdictions of motherly love. She got a lot of love, attention, and affection but the deficiencies in her personality being a motherless wild child remained standstill.

Princes Haya acquired her studies from the UK where she participated in elite badminton. She studied politics and philosophy from Oxford. She had a diverse educational exposure as well as exposure to the UK’s elite lifestyle. Apart from education, she was more inclined in the western lifestyle. Being a Jordanian Princess, things were expected of them. Fate was smiling on her. She was just climbing the ladder of growth and grooming in foreign lands.

Parents of Princess Haya

Bint Al-Reeh, this was the foal given by King Hussain to her daughter. A foal whose mother had died just like Princess Haya. Princess Haya had an astute inclination in horse riding since her childhood. She had developed quite a taste in this regard. She started participating professionally in show jumping. Equestrian was Haya’s thing. She represented Jordan in the Olympic Games back in 2000 held in Sydney. Politics, philosophy, sports, and exposure of the UK’s elite education and living standards made her a truly independent as well as a wild child with ambitions to do more on her part.

Apart from the foreign exposure, the culture of Jordan played an important part in deducing a path for Haya’s ambitious personality. A self-centered, motherless child having sky-high ambitions, it was all Princess Haya had become. There is one thing about time and fate. They never stop, they always change. The fate of Princess was going to change for good.

Princess Haya Married at 30 to the ruler of Dubai Sheikh Muhammad Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum 55 by then. Speaking of the living style, she was going to experience more of it in UAE being a royal wife of the ruler of Dubai. Though, there is another side of the coin. UAE is a male-dominated country as compared to the culture of Jordan. Kingship and Royalties are core notions in UAE. Being part of this royal society, it was expected of Princess Haya to get over with the circumstance as five other wives had done to happily and obediently with Sheikh Muhammad.

Princess Haya Wedding

Despite moral jurisdictions of UAE pertaining to women, Princess Haya developed her presence in diplomatic elites and top managerial aspects. She was actively participating in the interior as well as exterior exposures pertinent to UAE on behalf of Sheikh’s credentials. She managed to acquire quite an influence in diplomatic, internal, foreign paradigms. If observed keenly, it was the ambitious nature of the Motherless Princess that is forcing her to go out of the box as she was doing since her childhood in Jordan in the UK and in her life.