UAE royals attend funeral for Sheikh Sultan

Sheikh Sultan, the brother of UAE President Sheikh Khalifa, passed away on Monday

Images courtesy: WAM

The UAE’s rulers gathered in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday to perform the funeral prayers for Sheikh Sultan bin Zayed, the brother of UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, who passed away earlier this week.

Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and other senior members and royals gathered for the prayers at the Sheikh Sultan bin Zayed The First mosque in Al Bateen, official news agency WAM reported.

Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed was pictured carrying his brother’s body after the prayers for burial.

The UAE declared three days of mourning after Sheikh Sultan, the President’s Representative, died on Monday.

Officials will receive condolences at the Al Mushrif Palace on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.