40 days of national mourning in Dubai

UAE flag will remain at half-mast for 40 days

All work in public and private sector offices has been suspended for the first three days.

Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates, has died at the age of 73.

he had been ill for a long time

A few years back, he had surgery due to a heart attack.

Sheikh Khalifa was sworn in as the second President of the UAE in 2004, and succeeded his father as the 16th King of Abu Dhabi.