Family remember brothers killed in crash
Duo described as ‘loving and kind’
A family has been left devastated after two young brothers were killed in a car crash in Dubai.
Haitham Awad Al Zaabi, 25, and Mohammed Awad Al Zaabi, 24, died after their car collided with a truck on Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Road on Tuesday.
The brothers, whose family are from the Kharran area of Ras Al Khaimah, were travelling to Abu Dhabi for work when the crash happened.
Both men worked for government departments in Abu Dhabi but would regulary drive to RAK to visit their family. The Emirati brothers died at the scene of the accident.
Their family said they only received news of the tragedy on Thursday after they had been trying to reach them for almost 36 hours.
“Police informed us on Thursday at about 11am that Haitham and Mohammed had died in a car accident in Dubai,” their uncle, Jassim Hassan, told 7DAYS.
“We were all shocked by the sad news after spending more than 24 hours without hearing from them.”
He said the family last heard from the brothers on Tuesday when they were returning to Abu Dhabi.
“The entire family is devastated by the sudden death of these young men,” said Hassan, 48.
“Their mother was hospitalised after suffering from a heart attack on hearing the news about the death of her sons. She is still struggling to return to terms. “They have been such loving and kind men. Everyone in the family and people in the community loved them. We shall always miss them.”
Neither brother was married. Their uncle said the family was preparing for Haitham’s wedding and at end of this year. They were buried in Ras Al Khaimah on Thursday.