UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed dies at 73

His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE and Ruler of Abu Dhabi, passed away today, the Ministry of Presidential Affairs confirmed.

“The Ministry of Presidential Affairs condoles the people of the United Arab Emirates, the Arab and Islamic nation and the world on the passing of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates,” a wow read statement.

The Secretariat of the Presidency announced that there will be forty days of official mourning with flags at half-staff and three days of closure for ministries and official entities at the federal, local and private sector levels.

Born in 1948, Sheikh Khalifa was elected in 2004 to succeed his father Sheikh Zayed Al Nahyan, who ascended the throne in 1971.

RIP Sheikh Khalifa from around the DubaiLAD team.

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