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The Queen and Prince Phillip at Abu Dhabi's Grand Mosque

The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh have started a five-day visit to the Gulf in Abu Dhabi.

The monarch is in the region as part of government moves to renew the UK's relationship with the Gulf Arab states.

The Queen last visited the UAE in 1979 when she was a guest of founding father and ex-president of the Emirates, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan al-Nahyan.

The trip began with a visit to the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque accompanied by Abu Dhabi"s Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed.

  • 25 Nov 2010
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