United Arab Emirates President, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan is dead.
Emirati state news agency, WAM, confirmed his death on Friday.
There will be 40 days of mourning to mark his death.
Also, ministries at both local and federal levels will be shut down for three days.
The agency tweeted: “The Ministry of Presidential Affairs announced that there will be 40 days of official mourning with flags at half-mast and three days closure of ministries and official entities at the federal and local levels and the private sector.”