Rlixa, Staff Reporter
Dubai residents offered their condolences on the death of Queen Elizabeth II by placing flowers next to a statue of her at Queen Elizabeth 2 floating hotel.
Mourners queued to write letters of condolence, while others laid flowers and cards.
"We felt it was a fitting memorial for us to thank her for her 70 years of dedicated service to the country," said Jim Hengensom, a resident of the emirate.
â€œI think it will always be there, and it will take some time to accept the fact that it is no longer there.â€
"It's a real shock," said Jonathan Wallace.
It wasn't just an inspiration to the UK; But for the whole world. We are sad and thought we should give our last salutations.
Photos and videos showed British citizens placing flowers under the bust of Queen Elizabeth II during a memorial for the Queen at the British Consulate in Dubai.
With a trumpet fanfare and a cannon salute, Charles III was officially proclaimed king in a lavish ceremony on Saturday, in which he pledged to emulate his late mother, Queen Elizabeth II, and serve for the rest of his life.
Charles, 73, automatically became monarch upon the Queen's death on Thursday, but the centuries-old constitutional formality â€” broadcast live for the first time -- is the last stage of the 10-day program he is preparing for his state funeral.
Queen Elizabeth, Britain's longest-serving monarch and symbol of the nation for seven decades, died peacefully at her home in Scotland on Thursday (September 8) at the age of 96.