UAE declares three-day mourning period for Sharjah Ruler’s son

Sheikh Khalid bin Sultan Al Qasimi died in the UK on Monday



The Sharjah Media office tweeted this afternoon that Sheikh Khalid bin Sultan Al Qasimi, son of the Ruler of Sharjah, died in the UK yesterday.

The Royal Court of Sharjah declared that Sharjah will observe an official mourning period of three days with the flag flown at half-mast.

The three-day mourning period will commence with the arrival of the body and the funeral prayer, though that exact date is yet to be declared.

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The Royal Court extended its condolences to Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah.

The Ministry of Presidential Affairs also extended its condolences to Sharjah’s ruling family.

In a statement, the ministry said, “President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, mourns with grief and sorrow, the death of Sheikh Khalid bin Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, the son of H.H. the Ruler of Sharjah, praying to Allah the Almighty to rest his soul in peace, and grant his family patience and solace.”

As per a directive of the ministry, all flags across the UAE will be flown at half-mast to mark the three-day mourning period.