Following the tragic house fire that killed seven children, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has directed the UAE Civil Defence to immediately instal fire alarm systems in every citizen's home. The alarm systems will be installed for free at the homes of those who can't afford it.
The systems will link all Emirati homes to the civil defence, the Dubai Ruler tweeted.
In an emotional tweet, Sheikh Mohammed said citizens are the most valuable treasure of the UAE. "They are the life of our nation. The safety and security of Emiratis is a priority."
He also took the names of each of the deceased children and prayed for their souls. "We were shocked today to hear that seven of our children died in the fire incident. We express our deep condolences to their family and the people of the UAE for losing Shooq, Khalifa, Ahmad, Ali, Sheikha, Sara and Suaiya, children of Saeed Al Suraidi. We belong to God, and to God we return, we pray to God to grant them abode in paradise," Sheikh Mohammed tweeted.
His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, also sent heartfelt condolences to the family. He tweeted: "With hearts that believe in God's destiny, and with great sorrow, we sadly received the news of the seven children's death in the suffocation incident, in Fujairah.
"We express deep condolences to their family and pray to God to shower His blessings on them, and grant their family forbearance and consolation."