His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE and Ruler of Abu Dhabi has passed away.
The UAE’s leaders died on Friday 13th 2022. A statement issued by The Ministry of Presidential Affairs announced read:
“The Ministry of Presidential Affairs mourns the death of the nation’s President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan,”
The Ministry also declared a 40-day mourning period, beginning with a three-day suspension of work for those in ministries, departments, federal and local institutions and the private sector, beginning on Saturday 14th May.
Born in 1948, His Highness has acted as Ruler of the UAE for 18 years. He was the second president of the UAE and the 16th Ruler of Abu Dhabi.
Our thoughts are with his family at this sad time.