Funeral prayers held for Sheikh Hazza bin Sultan

Presidential Court offers 'heartfelt condolences' after his death on Thursday

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Funeral prayers were held in Abu Dhabi on Thursday for Sheikh Hazza bin Sultan bin Zayed.

Sheikh Khaled bin Mohamed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Saif bin Zayed, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, and Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak, Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence, were among the mourners at Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan the First Mosque.

Other sheikhs and senior officials were also present. They prayed for the Al Nahyan family to be granted solace, state news agency Wam reported.

Sheikh Hazza was later laid to rest at Al Bateen Cemetery. The Presidential Court announced his death on Thursday.

It offered its condolences in a message carried by Wam.

“The Presidential Court extended heartfelt condolences and sympathies on the death of Sheikh Hazza bin Sultan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, praying to Allah Almighty to shower the deceased with His vast mercy, grant him eternal paradise and provide his family and relatives with patience and solace,” the message said.

Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed, Crown Prince of Dubai, paid tribute to Sheikh Hazza in a message on X, formerly Twitter, in which he expressed his "sincere condolences" to the Al Nahyan family.

Sultan Haitham of Oman sent a message of condolence to President Sheikh Mohamed, the Oman News Agency reported.

The Omani leader expressed his "heartfelt sentiments and sympathy" to Sheikh Mohamed, the family of Sheikh Hazza and the people of the UAE.

Sheikh Hazza's age and cause of death were not disclosed.

Sheikh Hazza was an accomplished horse rider, who was well-known in equestrian circles.

He was the son of Sheikh Sultan bin Zayed, who died in 2019. Sheikh Sultan served as the President's Representative to the late President Sheikh Khalifa.

He was also the brother of President Sheikh Mohamed.

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Updated: May 09, 2024, 4:22 PM