Published November 2010

Below is an outline of the programme for the State Visit to the United Arab Emirates and Oman:

Wednesday 24 November
Afternoon – The Duke of York flies in to Abu Dhabi Airport.

Evening – His Royal Highness attends a dinner with His Highness General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi. The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh fly in to Abu Dhabi Airport. The Royal party will then visit the Sheikh Zayed Mosque.

Thursday 25 November
Morning – The Queen will meet HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum. Visit to see the unveiling design for Sheikh Zayed National Museum. Meet Crown Prince and the Prime Minister. Attend a Partnership event hosted by the British Community.

Afternoon – The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh and The Duke of York will be officially welcomed at the Al Mushrif Palace. Presentation of delegations and Emirati Royals. Lunch with the HH President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and members of the ruling family.
The Queen will pay a private visit to HH Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak at the Sea Palace. The Duke of Edinburgh will see a UAE military event.

Evening – The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh depart Abu Dhabi for Muscat, Oman.

Friday 26 November
Afternoon – Arrival at the Gates to Old Muscat for the formal arrival ceremony. Welcome coffee ceremony at Al Alam Palace. Opening of Tate Exhibition at Al Alam Palace.

Evening – State Banquet Al Alam Palace

Saturday 27 November
Morning – Community event at British Ambassador’s Residence

Afternoon – The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh watch Royal Cavalry Horse Show.

Sunday 28 November
Morning – The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh depart Oman for the United Kingdom.