- The UAE President’s brother, Sheikh Saeed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, passed away after suffering from a health problem.
- Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and other prominent Emiratis posted heartfelt prayers and tributes.
- The Arabic hashtag for ‘Saeed bin Zayed’ and related keywords trended on social media, with thousands of tweets shared in mourning.
Highness Sheikh Saeed bin Zayed Al Nahyan
Prayers and tributes poured in as the UAE woke up to the sad news of the passing of a prominent leader on Thursday. His Highness Sheikh Saeed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, representative of the Ruler of Abu Dhabi and brother of the UAE President, has left a profound void after succumbing to a health problem.
Among the first to express condolences was His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the emirate’s Executive Council. He posted a heartfelt prayer alongside a black-and-white photo of the late leader, showing the depth of their connection and respect.
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The news of Sheikh Saeed’s passing spread rapidly on social media, with the Arabic hashtag for ‘Saeed bin Zayed’ and other related keywords trending on platforms like X (formerly Twitter). Thousands of tweets were shared, reflecting the nation’s collective grief and mourning for the loss of a revered figure.
As the UAE enters a three-day mourning period, flags will be flown at half-mast to honor the memory and contributions of Sheikh Saeed bin Zayed Al Nahyan. His legacy as a dedicated representative of the Ruler of Abu Dhabi, a former member of the Executive Council, and his pivotal role in the nation’s development will forever be remembered by the people of the UAE.
The country stands united in prayer, paying tribute to a leader who leaves behind a legacy of service, dedication, and love for his nation and its people. May his soul rest in peace.