His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed al Maktoum with David Cameron in Dubai
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David Cameron in the Gulf: Human rights 'on the agenda'

5 November 2012 Last updated at 19:00 GMT

David Cameron has begun a three-day tour of the Gulf and the Middle East to try to strengthen the UK's defence, security and commercial ties.

Britain hopes to sell its Typhoon fighter jets to a number of states in the region.

But the prime minister has also pledged to raise the issue of human rights, saying there will be said there will be no "no-go" areas for talks.

Frank Gardner reports from Dubai.