Published 6 July 2010

THE FOLLOWING ANNOUNCEMENT IS ISSUED BY THE PRESS SECRETARY TO THE QUEEN

Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh will pay State Visits to Oman at the invitation of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said; and to the United Arab Emirates at the invitation of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al Nahyan, during this Autumn.

Background:
This will be the second visit by The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh to both Oman and the United Arab Emirates. The previous visit took place in 1979. This year’s visit to Oman will mark the occasion of the 40th year of the reign of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said.