Queen Elizabeth to visit UAE, Oman

Accepting an invitation from the President of UAE, Britain`s Queen Elizabeth II is to make a state visit to the emirates in the autumn.

Updated: Jul 07, 2010, 14:16 PM IST

Dubai: Accepting an invitation from the
President of UAE, Britain`s Queen Elizabeth II is to make a
state visit to the emirates in the autumn.

The visit is going to take place at the invitation of
Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed, President of the UAE and Ruler of
Abu Dhabi. It is expected the queen and her husband Prince
Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, will come some time after
Ramadan.

According to a statement issued by the British Embassy in
Abu Dhabi, the queen will also visit Oman coinciding with the
40th year of Sultan Qaboos` reign.

This will be the second visit by the queen to the UAE,
the previous visit having taken place in 1979. During her last
visit, the British monarch inaugurated the new Dubai
Municipality building.

PTI