Three-Day Mourning Period Following Death Of President Sheikh Khalifa's Mother
HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates, is mourning his mother, HH Sheikha Hessa Bint Mohammad Al Nahyan, it has been announced by Ministry of Presidential Affairs. Sheikha Hessa was the first wife of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan, founding President of the UAE.
The ministry also announced an official mourning period of three days in the country, starting today.
Dubai's royal family have reached out with their sympathies
My deep condolences to UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and all the people of the UAE, on our loss of his mother Her Highness Sheikha Hessa bint Mohammed Al Nahyan. May she rest in peace.— HH Sheikh Mohammed (@HHShkMohd) January 28, 2018
We extend our most sincere and heartfelt condolences to UAE President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan on the death of his mother Sheikha Hessa bint Mohammed Al Nahyan. We pray to Almighty Allah that her soul rests in eternal peace— Hamdan bin Mohammed (@HamdanMohammed) January 28, 2018