His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the President of the State, may God protect him, held an official reception ceremony and a popular celebration on his arrival at Al Alam Palace, accompanied by Sultan Haitham bin Tariq bin Taimur Al Said, Sultan of sister Oman.
His Highness the President’s convoy was accompanied by hundreds of horsemen and the Royal Guard on its arrival at the Al Alam Palace gate.
A number of Omani folk bands presented their folk songs, artistic paintings and cultural heritage performances to celebrate His Highness’s visit, which received much popular attention as they hold for His Highness, the UAE and its people.
Sultan Haitham bin Tariq then escorted his brother, His Highness the State President, to the podium where the national anthems of the United Arab Emirates and Oman were played and 21 artillery rounds were fired to welcome His Highness. Then His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed visited a group of honor guards.
Then His Highness shook hands with his elders. Meanwhile, Sultan Haitham bin Tariq shook hands with the delegation accompanying His Highness the Head of State. (wham)