Mariecar Jara Puyod, Senior Reporter

The President of the United Arab Emirates His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan has touched the lives of so many Emiratis and expatriates.

As Gulf Today shares sadness and grief over his passing, government officials and expatriates of this nation he wisely led, driven by the values ​​and virtues instilled in him by his parents, the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan and the late Sheikha Hessa Bint Mohammed Bin Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, express their sincere condolences.

Husin Bagis, Ambassador of Indonesia to the United Arab Emirates: “On behalf of the Government of the Republic of Indonesia, we wish to express our sincere condolences on the passing of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates United.
“We pray that Allah will have mercy on him and give strength to the royal family and the people of the United Arab Emirates.”

Thai Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates Warawuth Pouapinya: “The Royal Thai Embassy and the Thai Community in the United Arab Emirates learned with the greatest sadness of the royal passing of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Abu Dhabi.

“Our hearts and prayers are with the Emirati government and people for this irreparable loss of their great leader. His Highness the late President will forever be remembered and revered by all Emiratis and expatriates staying in the UAE for his kindness endearing and his great vision for the United Arab Emirates.

“May the Almighty Allah have mercy upon His Highness and shower him with His immense mercy, forgiveness and grant peace to his soul.”

Hjayceelyn M. Quintana, Ambassador of the Philippines to the United Arab Emirates: “With deep sadness, Filipinos join our Emirati brothers and sisters in deeply mourning the passing of the beloved leader of the United Arab Emirates, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed. Al Nahyan.

During His Highness Sheikh Khalifa’s eighteen-year presidency from 2004, he led the United Arab Emirates into a global economic powerhouse, ensuring a bright future for future generations in his country.

“The Filipino people stand in solidarity with the people and the nation of the United Arab Emirates in expressing their profound gratitude for what His Highness Sheikh Khalifa has done as the highest leader and great friend of many nations during his illustrious life.”

Malaysian Embassy in Abu Dhabi Chargé d’Affaires Anis Wajdi Mohammed Yusoff: “May Allah bless the departed soul of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan. Our heartfelt condolences to the royal families and people of the United Arab Emirates.

The Consul General of the Philippines in Dubai and the Northern Emirates Renato Duenas Jr: “The Consulate General of the Philippines in Dubai expresses on behalf of the Filipino people its deepest condolences to the people and government of the United Arab Emirates on the passing of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler of Abu Dhabi and President of the United Arab Emirates.

“His Highness Sheikh Khalifa was a great leader who showed great kindness and hospitality to thousands and thousands of Filipinos who considered the UAE their home away from home.

“His life and leadership contributed significantly to the remarkable progress of the United Arab Emirates and helped elevate the stature of the country to what it is today.”

Consul General of Thailand in Dubai and President of the Northern Emirates in Sirivat: “The passing of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Abu Dhabi, is a great loss for the country and the people of the United Arab Emirates On behalf of the Royal Thai Consulate General and the Thai community in Dubai and the Northern Emirates, I would like to express our deepest condolences and sympathy on the passing of the great leader of the nation. Highness to the advancement and prosperity of the nation will forever be remembered by all Emiratis and expatriates living in the United Arab Emirates.

“May the Almighty Allah grant peace to his soul. »
Consul General of Indonesia in Dubai and the Northern Emirates Candra Negara: “On behalf of the Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia in Dubai and the Indonesian community in Dubai and the Northern Emirates, I would like to express our deepest condolences and our sympathy to the people and government of the United Arab Emirates on the passing of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates, Ruler of Abu Dhabi and Supreme Commander of the United Arab Emirates Armed Forces.

“His Highness Sheikh Khalifa was a great leader of the country and a highly respected leader in the Arab world. He had shown great kindness and hospitality and advice to all people from multinationals who live in this country.

“His life and leadership contributed significantly to the remarkable progress of the UAE and will be the greatest legacy for the people and the nation of the UAE.
“We pray to Allah Almighty the Most Merciful to shower His blessing and grant the soul of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa eternal peace in His beautiful jannah.”

Consulate General of Malaysia in Dubai Chargé d’Affaires Khairul Nazri Bin Mohamad Taib: “The Consulate General of Malaysia in Dubai extends its deepest condolences to the government and people of the United Arab Emirates on the passing of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates.

Anand Samuel, Senior Pastor of Grace Sharjah Evangelical Church: “It is with sadness that we learn of the passing of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan. This Sunday, when our congregation gathers for worship, we will be praying for the Al Nahyan family and for the stability and peace of this nation which has enabled us to lead a peaceful, pious and dignified life under his leadership.”

Chief Rabbi of the Jewish Council of the Emirates, Dr. Ellie Abadie: “The Jewish community in the Emirates is very saddened by the passing of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa, may he rest in peace. He led this nation with respect, dignity and a vision for the We extend our deepest and sincere condolences to his family and the entire Al Nahyan family. We wish the future leader of this country much success, achievement and good health in leading this country into the future.

Marlene Murphy, President of the Partnership Circle of the Philippines: “I am deeply saddened today by the announcement of the passing of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan. May Allah the Almighty grant him eternal peace; condolences to The Royal Family We share your grief May you be comforted by the outpouring of love surrounding you from the people of the UAE and around the world.

“I have lived in the United Arab Emirates for many wonderful years and always salute the remarkable and visionary leaders of this country which I, along with nearly one million Filipino residents, call home.
“Thank you for the remarkable leadership. It is thanks to great leaders like you that the UAE has been and will continue to be a force for stability, peace, development, goodwill and solidarity around the world. We love the UAE!”

World Business Angels Investment Forum Investor Lucy Chow: “The passing of Sheikh Khalifa leaves us with heavy hearts, especially those of us who have lived here for almost as long as he was President. He leaves behind a proud legacy The UAE is a country that brings people together to create the greatest opportunities for development in the world, and its work and vision will live on.

Vision coach Dr. Loretta Sanders: “When I arrived in the United Arab Emirates in 2011, I remember being amazed by the love and kindness shown to people. His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan’s legacy will live on in anyone who calls the United Arab Emirates home.

Ambassador Adeshola Helen Onadipe, Founder and Publisher of Ladies in Business Magazine Global: “As an African woman who has lived in the UAE for about three years now, I definitely consider the UAE to be my second home. People , the food, the environment and the kindness shared with everyone is exceptional. I am happy to be in the United Arab Emirates because the government has affected me not only as a businesswoman but also as a mother. Living in the United Arab Emirates has changed the life of my business and made me a global leader.

Businesswoman Lady Elizabeth Kelly: “A sad day in the history of the United Arab Emirates. The President, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, a true visionary, passed away today. A painful loss for the Emirates United Arabs, the Arab and Islamic peoples of May his soul rest in peace.