By Ahmad Deedat Zakari
The Ruler and President of the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed, is dead.
The Ministry of Presidential Affairs announced the sad news on Thursday, May 13.
The Ministry of Presidential Affairs condoles the people of the UAE, the Arab and the Islamic nation and the world over the demise of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the president of the UAE, ” the statement reads.
The late president was born in 1948. He was the second president of the UAE and the 16th Ruler of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. He succeeded his father, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan, who was UAE’s first president upon his death in 2004.