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UK's Prince Charles, Camilla begin three-day visit to UAE

Royal couple started with visit to Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

UK's Prince Charles, Camilla begin three-day visit to UAE
Prince Charles, Prince of Wales chats with Foreign Minister Abdullah Bin Zayed as he arrives into Abu Dhabi Airport on the first day of a Royal tour of the United Arab Emirates on November 6, 2016 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall are on a Royal tour of the Middle East starting with Oman, then the UAE and finally Bahrain. (Getty Images)

Britain’s Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall arrived in the UAE on Sunday, beginning their three-day private sojourn by visiting Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque.

This is the eighth time that Prince Charles has visited the UAE since his first tour in 1989 and the second time for both Prince Charles and the Duchess, who last visited the UAE together in February 2007.

The royal couple toured the grand mosque attending a panel discussion on religious tolerance and co-existence that reflects the message of leadership, aimed at being delivered through a number of channels, including the Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Grand Mosque centre, Emirates News Agency (WAM) reported.

The tour began by visiting the mausoleum of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, where they recalled his merits, values and wise approach, which contributed to enhancing tolerance, existence and peace among all peoples across the world.

They also toured various sections of the grand mosque to view its magnificent architectural design, which reflects the beauty and uniqueness of Islamic architecture.

Prince Charles also visited the photo gallery showcased in one of the halls of the mosque which included a number of pictures that tell the story of the arrival of Islam to the UAE, WAM reported.

Prince Charles will also be visiting Bu Tinah archipelago, the UNESCO-recognised site, while the Duchess of Cornwall will visit the Dubai Foundation for Women and Children, a non-profit shelter in the UAE for victims of domestic violence, child abuse and human trafficking.

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