Shaikh Nasser Bin Zayed Al Nahyan dies
The Ministry of Presidential Affairs on Tuesday announced the death of Shaikh Nasser Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the brother of President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
Shaikh Nasser died on Monday night when the helicopter carrying him and his colleagues crashed over Gulf waters.
In a statement, the Ministry of Presidential Affairs announced a three-day mourning period starting on Tuesday.
Offices in the government, public and private sectors will continue to work as normal, an authorised source at the Ministry of Cabinet Affairs said.
President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan and His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, offered funeral prayers on Tuesday evening for Shaikh Nasser.
Their Highnesses the Supreme Council Members and Rulers of the Emirates, along with Deputy Rulers and Crown Princes, shaikhs and scores of UAE citizens also performed the funeral prayers.
President Shaikh Khalifa received condolences on Tuesday at Al Mushrif Palace after the funeral service.