Khalifa calls for UAE-wide prayers for rain on Friday

President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has called for a prayer for rain, or Salaat al Istisqaa, to be performed at all mosques and prayer areas across the UAE at 11:30, Friday morning.

He called for supplicating God to send rain, mercy and abundance upon the country and its people.

Dr. Mohammed Matar Al Kaabi, Chairman of the General Authority for Islamic Affairs and Awqaf, said a coordination was made with the Department of Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities in Dubai, the Department of Islamic Affairs in Sharjah, as well as the Authority's branches across the UAE, to arrange for performing the prayer on Friday in all mosques.

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