State Visit to Oman Programme
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.
The Queen's message to mark the 20th anniversary of the 11th September attacks
We pay tribute to the resilience and determination of the communities who joined together to rebuild.
The Queen's Commonwealth Day Message 2021
Stirring examples of courage, commitment and selfless dedication to duty have been demonstrated in every Commonwealth nation and territory.
Postponement of the State Visit by the Emperor and Empress of Japan
The Queen's speech at the Spanish State Banquet
This State Visit is an expression of the deep respect and friendship that describes relations between Spain and the United Kingdom
A message from The Queen on the 100th anniversary of the battle of Vimy Ridge (French)
Nous avons le devoir de nous souvenir et d’honorer Ia mémoire de ceux qui ont servi vaillamment et qui ont tant donné ici, sur la crete de Vimy, et tout au long de la Premiere...
A message from The Queen on the 100th anniversary of the battle of Vimy Ridge
It is our duty to remember and honour those who served so valiantly and who gave so much here at Vimy Ridge and throughout the First World War.
A message from Her Majesty The Queen to the people of Barbados on the 50th Anniversary of Independence
Since you became an independent country in 1966, you have continued to flourish and grow into a strong and confident nation.
A speech by Prince Harry on the Queen's Commonwealth Canopy dedication in St Lucia
On behalf of my grandmother, The Queen, I am grateful to the Government and the people of St. Lucia for this most generous contribution.
The Queen’s Speech at the State Banquet in honour of the President of the Republic of Colombia
I am sure of a shared, bright future for both of our countries as long-standing allies working together towards global peace and prosperity
A speech by The Queen in Nova Scotia, 2010
Canadians have, by their own endeavours, built a country and society which is widely-admired across the world.
A speech by The Queen at the Irish State Banquet, 2011
No-one who looked to the future over the past centuries could have imagined the strength of the bonds that are now in place between the governments and the people of our two...
Original announcement of a State Visit by the King and Queen of Spain
A speech by The Queen at the China State Banquet, 2015
We celebrate the ties between our two countries and prepare to take them to ambitious new heights.
A speech by The Queen at the German State Banquet, 2015
Since 1945 the United Kingdom has determined to number among Germany's very strongest friends in Europe.
A speech by The Queen at the Mexico State Banquet, 2015
When the dynamism and creativity of our two countries are combined, whether that be in business, science, education, sport or culture, the results are extraordinary.
A speech by The Queen at the Singapore State Banquet, 2014
Mr. President, your visit is an opportunity to celebrate the links between our two countries, developed over almost two centuries.
A speech by The Queen at the French State Banquet, 2014
I recall my own happiness, discovering this beautiful country for myself and for the first time, and developing my own great affection for the French people.
The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh will visit Northern Ireland
A speech by The Queen at the Irish State Banquet, 2014
We will remember our past, but we shall no longer allow our past to ensnare our future. This is the greatest gift we can give to succeeding generations.
Announcement of The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh's visit to Rome
A speech by The Queen at the Korean State Banquet, 2013
Our people have had a close friendship ever since the first British diplomatic mission was established in Korea 130 years ago.
Announcement of a State Visit from the President of the Republic of Korea
A speech by The Queen at the Emirati State Lunch, 2013
Your visit this week is a chance to celebrate the depth of our partnership – a partnership that continues to grow and strengthen.