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On Sunday, 28th January 2018,Ministry of Presidential Affairs announced Sheikha Hessa’s death and called for three days of official mourning.

Sad news as UAE President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, is mourning the death of his mother, the late Sheikha Hessa bint Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, who passed away today, January 28th, a statement issued by the Ministry of Presidential Affairs this morning announced.

Funeral prayers for Sheikha Hessa were performed in a ceremony attended by Sheikhs and senior officials. Sheikha Hessa was the daughter of Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and the great granddaughter of Sheikh Zayed bin Khalifa, known as Zayed the 1st.

In its statement, the Ministry also declared a 3-day official mourning period starting today.

Below is a tweet from WAM official news agency:

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, offers his deep condolences to Sheikh Khalifa and his family.

Here’s a video during the funeral posted by WAM News Agency:

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