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In-Memorium-Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan

In-Memorium-Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan

We are deeply saddened to hear about the demise of our beloved President, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, on Friday, May 13, 2022. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan served as the President of the UAE, Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and Ruler of Abu Dhabi since November 3, 2004.

On behalf of the Chairman, Board of Governance, Senior Leadership Team, administration, faculty, technical and Momentum staff of Delta English School (DES), we send our heartfelt condolences to the members of the Ruling Al Nahyan family, Federal Supreme Council, Emiratis, and people of the Arab world on this sad occasion.

Born in 1948, Sheikh Khalifa was the eldest son of the late His Highness Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, who served as the UAE’s first president. Sheikh Khalifa was elected to succeed his father and became the second President of the UAE and 16th Ruler of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.

His Highness Sheikh Khalifa continued on the path laid down by his father His Highness, Sheikh Zayed, whose legacy, he said "will continue to be the beacon guiding us into the future, a prosperous future where security and stability will reign." Under his reign, the UAE has witnessed an accelerated development that ensured decent living for all residents. Sheikh Khalifa launched his first strategic plan for the UAE government to achieve balanced and sustainable development, placing the prosperity of UAE citizens and residents at the core. He launched an initiative to evolve the nomination system for members of the Federal National Council, which was seen as a first step towards the establishment of direct elections in the UAE. He steered the development of the oil and gas sector and the downstream industries that have contributed successfully to our country's economic diversification. He undertook extensive tours throughout the UAE to study the needs of Northern Emirates, during which he gave instructions for establishing several projects related to housing, education, and social services. As a respected figure in the UAE and Arab world, Sheikh Khalifa was known for being a good listener, modest, and deeply interested in the affairs of his people. He will be sorely missed.