Muscat: His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik has issued royal orders declaring official mourning and flags at half-mast for a period of three days, starting May 13, 2022, until May 15, 2022, following the death of Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed al Nahyan. He was also the ruler of Abu Dhabi emirate.
The Diwan of Royal Court has issued an official statement on the death of Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates.
The official statement read: “Believing in God’s decree and destiny, and with great emotion and sadness, His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik received the news of the death of his late brother, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the sisterly United Arab Emirates. He was one of the Arab leaders who worked to serve their Arab and Islamic nation and led the United Arab Emirates with determination and perseverance until it became a landmark referred to in all fields."