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Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan UAE President passes away at 73

Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Passes Away: The President of the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, has passed away. The Ministry of Presidential Affairs has confirmed the death of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Abu Dhabi, on Friday, 13 May. The Ministry of Presidential Affairs of the United Arab Emirates has announced 40 days of mourning, expressing grief over the passing of President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. Apart from this, work in all ministries and private sector will remain closed for three days.

The UAE, Arab, Islamic nation and people around the world have expressed condolences on the death of Sheikh Khalifa. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan served as the President of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Abu Dhabi since 4 November 2004.

Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed

Sheikh Khalifa succeeded his father, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, who served as the first President of the UAE after the emirate came into existence in 1971 until his death on November 2, 2004. Born in 1948, Sheikh Khalifa was the second President of the UAE and the 16th ruler of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. He was the eldest son of Sheikh Zayed.

After becoming the President of the UAE, Sheikh Khalifa played a major role in the restructuring of the federal government and the government of Abu Dhabi. The UAE also touched new heights of development under his rule.

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