Friday May 13, 2022
Sheikh Khalifa passes away; UAE announces 40-day mourning
The Ministry of Presidential Affairs has mourned to the UAE people, Arab and Islamic nations and the world the death of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, who has passed away on Friday, May 13, 2022, wishing Allah Almighty to grant him eternal peace and the UAE people patience and solace.
Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed al-Nahyan attends the GCC Summit in Manama, Bahrain. File / AFP
The ministry also announced that the UAE will observe a forty-day state mourning with the flag flown at half-mast starting from today (Friday) and suspending work at all ministries, departments, and federal, local and private entities for three days.