Sheikh Rashid bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, 34, died recently due to a heart attack. He was the eldest son of Sheikh Mohammed, the ruler of Dubai, and UAE’s Vice President and Prime Minister. He was a graduate from the Sandhurst Military Academy, Berkshire. An enthusiastic sportsperson, he was a founding member of Dubai Sports and Cultural Club; and had earned two gold medals in horse endurance races at the Asian Games 2006, Doha, Qatar. Besides sports, he was also actively involved in charitable activities: he regularly contributed to Dubai Cares, which aims to take care of child poverty.