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Three days of mourning declared in Abu Dhabi

posted on 31/03/2010: 2034 views



The Ministry of Presidential Affairs announced a three-day mourning period starting from Wednesday during which flags will fly half mast.

Abu Dhabi Festival 2010 has announced the cancellation of its events during the period of official mourning, which began on Wednesday. The cancelled events include:

• Pictures Reframed on March 31

• Chopin Bicentennial Celebration: Yundi Li Piano Recital on April 1, 2010

• Night at the Ballet on March 30

All tickets for the above events will be refunded and people have been requested to call 02-690 8132 between 10am and 6pm for more information, according to a statement on the Abu Dhabi Festival website.

Also cancelled are the following events:

• The Emirates Centre for Strategic Studies and Researches (ECSSR) has cancelled all activities to mourn the death of Sheikh Ahmad Bin Zayed.

• The Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage (Adach) has postponed the ceremony of A Million's Poet festival, which was supposed to begin on Wednesday evening. – Gulf News

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