His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE President and Ruler of Abu Dhabi, passed away on Friday, May 13.
The Ministry of Presidential Affairs mourns to the UAE people, Arab and Islamic nations and the world the death of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, who passed away on Friday, 13th May, 2022, wishing Allah Almighty grant him eternal peace and the UAE people patience and solace.
The UAE will observe a forty-day national mourning with the flag flown at half-mast starting today, the ministry announced, adding that work will be suspended at all ministries, departments, and federal, local and private entities for three days.
Sheikh Khalifa became president in November 2004 after his father, the late His Highness Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the founder of the UAE who served as its first president since the country began in 1971.
Sheikh Khalifa was born in 1948 as the eldest son of Sheikh Zayed and served as the second president of the country and 16th Ruler of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.