IN PICS: UAE in China

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Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum (third from left) with Sheikh Maktoum Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum (far right), Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan (second right), Sheikh Ahmad Bin Saeed Al Maktoum (second left) and other members of his delegation during his tour of the old city of Beijing. (Wam)
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Sheikh Mohammad is met at the airport upon arrival in China on his visit to strengthen ties with the Asian powerhouse. (Wam)
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Sheikh Mohammed meets with Chinese President Hu Jintao to discuss further trade and political relations between the two countries. (Getty Images)
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Sheikh Mohammed meets the Chinese President at the Great Hall Of The People in Beijing during his state visit. (Getty Images)
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Sheikh Mohammad (centre), with Sheikh Maktoum Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum (second right, front row), Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan (second left, front row), Sultan Ahmad Bin Sulayem (second left, second row) and other members of his delegation. (Wam)
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The UAE is expected to ink an agreement with China on cooperation in the defence sector during this week's state visit by Dubai's ruler. Seen here part of China's military aviation unit from a recent airshow. (Getty Images)
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China was Dubai's second largest trading partner in 2007, with non-oil trade increasing by 47% to reach 71.2 billion UAE dirhams. (Getty Images)
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