UAE President welcomes Sultan of Oman

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The Sultan of Oman has arrived in the UAE on a state visit.

UAE President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan received His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tariq and his accompanying delegation at the Presidential Airport in Abu Dhabi.

Upon its entry into the UAE airspace, the plane carrying the Sultan of Oman was accompanied by UAE military aircraft.

Upon arrival at Qasr Al Watan in Abu Dhabi, the motorcade of the Sultan was met by a procession of riders on Arabian horses and camels, while Emirati folk groups performed in celebration of the visit.

Sheikh Mohamed joined Sultan Haitham to inspect the guard of honour and witness performances of the UAE and Omani national anthems.

The official reception ceremony also included a 21-gun artillery salute and a flypast by the UAE Air Force aerobatics team Al Fursan, trailing smoke in the colours of the Omani flag.

Abu Dhabi’s landmarks and streets have been decorated with Omani flags and are displaying messages welcoming Sultan Haitham and celebrating his visit to the UAE.

 

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