Leaders, dignitaries gather to pay last respects
Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the President and Ruler of the United Arab Emirates, passed at the age of 73 on Friday. On Saturday, UAE Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan led the funeral prayer for the leader of the nation. May his soul Rest In Peace.
Khalifa’s remains was brought by military escort to the first mosque in Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Sultan bin Zayed and handed over to mourners.
The mourners gathered at the graveyard as the crown prince shovelled earth into grave of his half-brother with his hands.
Emirati men were dressed in traditional attire attended solemn funeral prayers in Abu Dhabi’s massive white marble in the grand mosque, where the imam’s speech over the speakers was filled with sorrow.