Queen Elizabeth stands next to late UAE President Sheikh Khalifa during a ceremonial welcome at Windsor Castle, in Windsor, southern England April 30, 2013. File/ Reuters
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The UAE President Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan died on Friday.
He was 73.
Khalifa, the president of the UAE, oversaw much of the country’s blistering economic growth and his name was immortalized on the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa.
Here is the life of Sheikh Khalifa in pictures:
On February 12, 2007, Late UAE President Sheikh Khalifa and the-then Crown Prince and Dubai Ruler Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum arrive for the inauguration of the National Federal Council. File
On August 4, 2009, Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces and Chairman of the Executive Council of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi (left) and late President Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed share a light moment during an inspection at the Saadiyat Island Bridge. File
In this file photo taken on April 30, 2013, Britain's Queen Elizabeth II (L) and late Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (R), walk with late Sheikh Khalifa after the official welcome and before a lunch during the first day of the Sheikh's state visit to Britain in Windsor Castle, Berkshire, west of London. File/ AFP
On May 1, 2013, the-then Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron greets Late President Sheikh Khalifa in 10 Downing Street in central London, on May 1, 2013. Sheikh Khalifa was on a two day state visit to England. File
In this file photo taken on July 21, 2006 French president Jacques Chirac (R) welcomes the Sheikh Khalifa. The United Arab Emirates' President Sheikh Khalifa passed away on May 13, 2022.
Late Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed welcomes Jordan's King Abdullah at Abu Dhabi airport February 3, 2013. File/ Reuters
In this file photo taken on May 25, 2010 German Chancellor Angela Merkel is welcomed by late Sheikh Khalifa in Abu Dhabi. File/ AFP
The Prince of Wales, Charles with the late President Sheikh Khalifa during his visit to Clarence House in central London on the second day of his State Visit to the UK Wednesday May 1, 2013. File/ AFP
In this file photo taken on July 16, 2007 Algeria's President Abdelaziz Bouteflika (R) escorts his United Arab Emirates counterpart late Sheikh Khalifa during their meeting at Algiers airport. File
South Korean President Lee Myung Bak, left, meets late President Sheikh Khalifa and UAE Crown Prince Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed in Abu Dhabi, UAE, Sunday March 13, 2011. File
Britain's Prince Philip speaks to the Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan as they prepare to review an honour guard during a ceremonial welcome at Windsor Castle, in Windsor, southern England April 30, 2013. File/ AFP
President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, in his capacity as the Ruler of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, has issued a Decree establishing Abu Dhabi Early Childhood Authority (ADECA).
The Ministry issued a statement saying, "President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, mourns with grief and sorrow, the death of Sheikh Khalid Bin Sultan Bin Muhammad Al Qasimi."
President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, in his capacity as Ruler of Abu Dhabi, issued an Emiri Decree no. 5 for 2019 appointing an undersecretary of the Abu Dhabi Judicial Department.
The approval of this instalment for Emirati citizens in Abu Dhabi stems from the leadership’s commitment to ensure social stability, enhance living standards and provide the citizens with all their needs to enable them to be active contributors to the development of their community.
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