The UAE has announced work will be suspended for three days starting May 14, 2022, following the death of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the President of the UAE.
In a statement from the Ministry of Presidential Affairs published via the Dubai Media Office, it was confirmed all “ministries, departments, federal and local institutions and private sector institutions will remain closed for three days from tomorrow (Saturday)”.
Employees will return to work on Tuesday, May 17, 2022.
The Ministry of Presidential Affairs; Ministries, departments, federal and local institutions and private sector institutions will remain closed for three days from tomorrow (Saturday). Official working hours will resume next Tuesday.
— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) May 13, 2022
UAE declares 40-day mourning period
The UAE declared an official 40-day mourning period following the death of President Sheikh Khalifa.
The Ministry of Presidential Affairs confirmed via the UAE’s state news agency, WAM, that the mourning period would begin today, Friday, May 13, 2022.
The UAE flag will be flown at half-mast starting today for the full mourning period.
Sheikh Khalifa was born in 1948 and was the eldest son of the late Sheikh Zayed.
Motivate Media Group joins the nation in mourning the loss of a great leader.
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