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Shows, Events Canceled In The UAE For Mourning Period

ABU DHABI - Multiple cultural shows and events in the UAE, including Culture Summit Abu Dhabi and Dubai Comedy Festival, have been postponed following the death of the country's president Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al - Nahyan.

On Friday, the Ministry of Presidential Affairs announced 40 days of mourning with flags at half - mast from Friday, with work suspended in the public and private sector for the first three days, starting Saturday.

Culture Summit Abu Dhabi was scheduled to take place May 16 - 18 at Manarat Al - Saadiyat island. The Department of Culture and Tourism is yet to announce the new dates.

Dubai Comedy Festival will reschedule its upcoming shows including Vir Das, Jo Koy, The Comedy Bizarre and The Laughter Factory till May 16.



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