Body of Abu Dhabi sheik found in Morocco

March 30, 2010 at 8:08 PM
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RABAT, Morocco, March 30 (UPI) -- The body of the manager of the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, a member of the emirate's ruling family, was found Tuesday in Morocco.

Sheik Ahmed bin Zayed al Nahyan, 38, disappeared Friday when his glider crashed into a lake near Rabat. WAM, a state news agency in the United Arab Emirates, reported one of the search teams combing the area discovered the body.

Ahmed's older brother, Sheik Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahayan, is the emir of Abu Dhabi and president of the U.A.E. Their father, Sheik Zayed, became the U.A.E.'s first president in 1971 and served for more than 20 years.

As managing director of the emirate's investment fund, Sheik Ahmed was responsible for $400 billion in what is believed to be the largest sovereign wealth fund in the Middle East.

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