UAE President mourns passing of Sheikh Tahnoun bin Mohamed Al Nahyan

Seven days of mourning have been declared with flags flown at half-mast


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Published: Wed 1 May 2024, 8:21 PM

Last updated: Thu 2 May 2024, 3:44 PM

President Sheikh Mohamed has mourned Sheikh Tahnoun bin Mohamed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Ruler’s Representative in Al Ain Region, who passed away today.

"[Sheikh Tahnoun] dedicated his life in loyal service to our nation and its people, continuing the vision of our Founding Father," the President said in a post on X.

He also described him as "a close companion of the late Sheikh Zayed".

"We pray that God bestows His mercy on Sheikh Tahnoun and blesses us with patience and solace at this time," Sheikh Mohamed wrote.

The Presidential Court issued the following obituary:

“In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful... With hearts faithful to God's decree and destiny, President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan mourns his uncle, H.H. Sheikh Tahnoun bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Ruler’s Representative in Al Ain Region, who passed away today."

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The Presidential Court declared official mourning with flags flown at half-mast for a period of seven days starting from today, Wednesday, May 1.

In recent years, Sheikh Tahnoun could often be seen accompanying the UAE President at various events across the country.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, also offered condolences to the President, the Al Nahyan family and the people of UAE. In a statement on X, Sheikh Mohammed remembered Sheikh Tahnoun's achievements, and his "years of giving."

The Court of the Ruler of Sharjah also conveyed condolences to the UAE President.

Sheikh Tahnoun was previously chairman of Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc), and deputy chairman of Executive Council of Abu Dhabi. Below, he is pictured with the UAE's founding father, the late Sheikh Zayed.

In 2018, the Dubai-Al Ain road was renamed after Sheikh Tahnoun. Below, he is pictured with the current Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Khaled bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.


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