UAE mourns President’s mother’s death
President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan’s mother Sheikha Hessa bint Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Nahyan passed away today (Sunday), reports Emirates News Agency, WAM.
In a statement, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and ruler of Dubai, extended his deep condolences to UAE President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and the entire Al Nahyan family, praying to Allah Almighty to rest her soul in peace.
The Ministry of Presidential Affairs issued a statement declaring a three-day mourning period. During this time, UAE flags will be at half-mast.
Schools and businesses will function as usual.