Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the President of the United Arab Emirate, has died at the age of 73.
His death happened on Friday, May 13th 2022, according to a report by the Emirate news agency WAM.
Following the president’s death, a forty-day period of national mourning starts today, with activity being halted across all ministries, departments, federal, municipal, and private businesses.
WAM stated “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.”