Dubai ruler meets Britain's Queen Elizabeth

UAE dignitaries attend UK's Royal Ascot race, meet with queen, royal family members.
Dubai ruler meets Britain's Queen Elizabeth
By Amy Glass
Wed 18 Jun 2008 11:53 AM

Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, also vice president and prime minister of UAE, met with Britain's Queen Elizabeth on Tuesday.

Sheikh Mohammed, with wife Princess Haya bint Al Hussein, met with the Queen during the Royal Ascot race meeting in the UK, state news agency WAM reported.

During the meeting Queen Elizabeth said horses from the UAE had contributed to the success of the race meeting. She also praised the progressive ties between the UAE and the UK, according to WAM.

The royal couple were not the only UAE dignitaries to attend the Royal Ascot race; Dubai deputy ruler Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and the UAE Minister of Finance Sheikh Majid bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum were also present at the prestigious horse race.

The UAE public figures also met with other members of the British royal family, WAM said.

Sheikh Mohammed is a major figure internationally in thoroughbred horse racing and breeding, and his horses have won a range of high-profile races world-wide.

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