Sheikh Khalifa pardons 855 prisoners before Eid Al Adha

President aims to give inmates a second chance in life

Sheikh Khalifa received H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, H.H. Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ajman, H.H. Sheikh Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Fujairah, H.H. Sheikh Saud bin Rashid Al Mu'alla, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Umm Al Qaiwain and H.H. Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras al-Khaimah. At the beginning of the meeting, Sheikh Khalifa and the Rulers of the Emirates congratulated Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid on Dubai's win to host EXPO 2020, affirming that the win represents an important leap in the march of the big achievements of the U.A.E. since its establishment.

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The President, Sheikh Khalifa, has ordered the release of 855 prisoners across the UAE ahead of Eid Al Adha.

The annual pardon aims to enhance family cohesion and provide released prisoners with an opportunity to rethink their future.

It is intended to give them a second chance in life and encourage them to make a positive contribution to the community.

Eid Al Adha starts in the UAE next week and is among the most important festivals in Islam.

Workers will enjoy a long weekend with fireworks, parades and other events to mark the festivities.

Updated: July 13th 2021, 2:46 PM