UAE royal passes away, three-day mourning declared in Sharjah

Sheikha Mariam bint Salem Al Suwaidi passed away on Tuesday

Funeral prayers were held in Sharjah for UAE royal Sheikha Mariam bint Salem Al Suwaidi, who passed away on Tuesday, official news agency WAM reported.

The prayers were led by Sharjah’s ruler and Supreme Council member Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammad Al Qasimi at King Faisal’s Mosque in Sharjah.

Sheikha Mariam has been buried in the Al Jubail cemetery.

A three-day official mourning period has been announced in Sharjah, and the UAE flag will be flown at half-mast in the emirate starting Wednesday.

The Sharjah ruler’s court expressed its condolences to the family of the deceased.

Condolences will be accepted at the house of Sheikh Humaid bin Mohammed Al Qasimi in Al Yash Area in Sharjah for three days from Wednesday, the report added.