Queen Elizabeth II marks the 60th anniversary of her accession to the throne

Arabian Business looks back at the British monarch's state visits to the Middle East during her 60 year reign
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Queen Elizabeth II and the Sultan of Oman, His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said sit as they watch horse racing at the Royal Horse Racing Club in November 2010 (All images courtesy of Getty Images)
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Queen Elizabeth II marks the 60th anniversary of her accession to the throne this year
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The British monarch has embarked on several official state visits to the Middle East during her 60 year reign
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Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh with Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak at Emirates Palace in November 2010
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Queen Elizabeth II meets with Dubai's ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashed al-Maktoum to unveil the design of Abu Dhabi's Zayed National Museum in November 2010
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The Royal couple spent two days in Abu Dhabi and three days in Oman in November 2010
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Queen Elizabeth II is escorted by Dubai's ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashed al-Maktoum in November 2010
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Queen Elizabeth II meets with King Abdullah II of Jordan at Buckingham Palace in November 2011
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Britain's Queen Elizabeth II shows Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah Saudi Arabian items from the Royal Collection in the Picture Gallery at Buckingham Palace in October 2007
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King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia and Queen Elizabeth II arrive for a State Banquet at Buckingham Palace
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Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah received a lavish welcome from Queen Elizabeth II as he began a state visit to the UK
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Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Salman bin Abdul Aziz of Saudi Arabia before going in to lunch at Buckingham Palace in June 2000
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Britain's Queen Elizabeth II greets the Emir of Kuwait as he arrives with his entourage for lunch at Buckingham Palace in February 2007
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The Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al Thani walks with Queen Elizabeth II in the grounds of Windsor Castle in October 2010
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Britain's Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip pose with Qatar's Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani and his wife Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser Al Missned before a banquet held during their state visit at Windsor Castle in October 2010
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The Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani and his wife Sheikha Mozah walk with Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and her husband Prince Philip, at Windsor Castle on the first day of a three day state visit to Britain