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May 17, 2022

Sheikh Khalifa ibn Zajid Al Nahajjan (born January 25, 1948 in Al-Ain, died May 13, 2022) - president of the United Arab Emirates in the years 2004–2022.

Curriculum vitae

He was the son of Zayid ibn Sultan Al Nahajjan, Emir of Abu Dhabi and President of the United Arab Emirates from the beginning of the state's existence (1971). In 1971 he was appointed by his father deputy prime minister and in 1976 deputy commander of the armed forces. He also headed the Supreme Oil Council. After his father's death in November 2004, he became the next emir of Abu Dhabi on November 2, and a day later he took office as the president of the United Arab Emirates. His interests included traditional Arab sports: horse racing and camel racing. The tallest building in the world (Burj Khalifa) is named after him, put into use on January 4, 2010 in Dubai. In the last years of his life, the ruler limited his activity due to the progressive disease. Following his death, the authorities of the United Arab Emirates announced a 40-day national mourning, as well as the closure of ministries, federal and local official entities, and the private sector for three days. National mourning was also announced by a dozen other countries, including Kuwait (40 days), Bahrain (3 days), Qatar (3 days), Jordan (3 days), Saudi Arabia (3 days), Egypt (3 days), Lebanon (3 days), Oman (3 days), Mauritania (3 days), Morocco (3 days), Brazil (3 days), Pakistan (3 days), Palestine (1 day), India (1 day), Bangladesh (1 day).

Decorations

Chain of the Order of Civil Merit - Spain (23 May 2008) Knight of the Great Cross of the Great Order of the Bath - Great Britain (November 25, 2010) Knight of the Grand Order of Mugunghwa - South Korea (November 21, 2012) Order of Prince Yaroslav the Wise, 1st class - Ukraine (November 26, 2012) Grand Chain of the National Order of the Southern Cross - Brazil (November 12, 2021)

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