By Staff writer
Funeral will take place at Sheikh Sultan bin Zayed The First Mosque in Al Bateen after dhuhr (midday) prayers
The funeral services for Sheikh Sultan bin Zayed, the President’s Representative, will be held in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday.
According to Janaza UAE – an online funeral announcement service – the brother of Sheikh Khalifa will be laid to rest at Sheikh Sultan bin Zayed The First Mosque in Al Bateen after dhuhr (midday) prayers.
The Al Nahyan family will receive condolences on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday in Al Mushrif Palace in Abu Dhabi.
On Wednesday, the final day of official nation-wide mourning, condolences will be held between Asr and Maghrib prayers (3.20pm and 5.40pm). On Thursday and Friday, condolences will be accepted between 10am and midday prayers, and again between Asr and Maghrib prayers.
Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, said of his late brother: “He (Sultan bin Zayed) was an example of wisdom, leadership and political insight. He performed his duties towards the UAE and the people of the UAE with sincerity and loyalty throughout his honourable and accomplished career."
He added that his brother possessed human values and a spirit of national belonging and morals, which he inherited from their father, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, and the founding fathers of the UAE.
Condolences have poured in from all over the Arab world. Their Highnesses Supreme Council Members and Rulers of the Emirates and Crown Princes offered their sympathies to the Al Nahyan Family. While the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia, personally called His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted his sympathies to Sheikh Khalifa and the Al Nahyan family. "I offer my deepest condolences to Sheikh Khalifa on the demise of Sheikh Sultan bin Zayed Al Nahyan. In this moment of grief, our thoughts and prayers are with Al Nahyan family and the people of UAE," he tweeted.