In the United Arab Emirates (UAE), President Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has died after an extended illness. The death of the leader was reported on Friday, May 13, by the local news agency WAM.
About Khalifa Bin Zayed
Born in 1948, Sheikh Khalifa became the second President of the United Arab Emirates and the sixteenth President of Abu Dhabi. Sheikh Khalifa whose full name is Khalifa bin Zayed bin Sultan bin Zayed bin Khalifa bin Shahbut bin Tiab bin Issa bin Nahyan bin Falah bin Yas was the eldest son of Sheikh Zayed Khalifa bin Zeid Al Nahyan, who died after a long illness. He was 72 years old.
Sheikh Khalifa is married to Sheikha Shamsa bint Suhail Al Mazrui and has eight children together: two sons and six daughters.
Sheikh Khalifa was known for being a good listener, humble Affectionate and friendly to his people Often directly facilitating the performance of official missions and on other occasions as he is greatly loved and respected.
The former president has many hobbies. including fishing and falconry in both cases He loved his father Sheikh Zayed.
Services of Sheikh Zayed
As president of the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Khalifa has made significant changes in the federal government and in Abu Dhabi. Under his leadership, the UAE has grown rapidly. As chairman, he leads one of the world’s largest investments, the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, which manages hundreds of millions of dollars.
One of the tallest buildings in the world, the Burj Khalifa, after the United Arab Emirates government bailed Dubai out of debt, was a sports fan who helped hold Manchester’s Premier League football club.
Sheikh Khalifa has spearheaded the development of the oil and gas sector and refineries, which have contributed positively to the country’s economic growth.
In addition, he recommended the development of an electoral system for members of the Federal National Council, which was seen as the first step toward organizing direct elections in the UAE.
Khalifa become elected head of the UAE on November 3, 2004. But in recent years, the president of the emirate has rarely held a public position. He handed over control to the crown prince of the emirate of Abu Dhabi, Mohammed bin Zeid.
The 2d president of the United Arab Emirates, “The Ministry of Presidential Affairs extends its condolences to the people of the UAE, the Arab and Islamic nation, and the world at the passing of His Highness the President of the UAE, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zeid Al Nahyan,” the statement said.
Net Worth of Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan
According to Forbes magazine, Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan is considered one of the richest people in the world with a net worth of $15 billion and $150. The UAE leader oversaw the funding of the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, valued at $875 billion (2008).