UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has passed away The UAE government has declared 40 days of national mourning for Sheikh Khalifa.

According to Arab media, the President of the United Arab Emirates Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has passed away at the age of 73 years.

A 40-day state of mourning has been declared across the country over the death of the UAE president, while the ARY family has also expressed grief over the death of Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan was the second President of the UAE and the eldest son of Sheikh Zayed, he ensured a dignified life for the people of his country and during his tenure the UAE saw rapid growth.

Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has been the President of the UAE since November 3, 2004 and has drawn up the first strategic plan for the country.