The UAE‘s rulers gathered in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday to lay to rest Sheikh Sultan bin Zayed.
Beneath overcast skies, Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, led members of the country’s royal families to perform funeral prayers for his brother, at Sheikh Sultan bin Zayed The First Mosque in Al Bateen, at around midday.
Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed was pictured carrying Sheikh Sultan’s body out of the mosque after funeral prayers, ahead of the burial.
Traffic was rerouted earlier as a convoy of cars surrounded by police patrols, and carrying representatives from each of the emirates, weaved through the streets of Abu Dhabi to reach the mosque.
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The Al Nahyan family will receive condolences at Al Mushrif Palace on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
On Wednesday, the final day of official nation-wide mourning, condolences will be held between Asr and Maghrib prayers (3.20pm and 5.40pm). On Thursday and Friday, condolences will be accepted between 10am and
midday prayers, and again between Asr and Maghrib prayers.
Sheikh Sultan, the President’s Representative, died on Monday while receiving medical treatment abroad.
His body was returned to the UAE on Tuesday ahead of the burial.