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New Ruler in Dubai

The Ruler of Dubai, Shaikh Rashid ibn Sa'id al-Maktum, died on 7 Octoberafter a long illness and was succeeded by his son, Crown Prince Shaikh Maktumibn Rashid al-Maktum. Shaikh Rashid, Ruler of Dubai since 1958, was seen as thearchitect of modern Dubai, which became a thriving commercial and businesscenter in the Gulf under his rule. It is not clear yet whether Shaikh Rashid'sother official functions as Prime Minister and Vice-President of...