UAE leaders welcome King of Bahrain as they celebrate endurance race win

President Sheikh Mohamed and Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid attend banquet following sporting success of Bahrain's Nasser bin Hamad

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President Sheikh Mohamed and Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, welcomed Bahrain's King Hamad on Sunday.

The three leaders attended a banquet in Al Marmoum, Dubai, hosted by Bahrain's Sheikh Nasser bin Hamad in recognition of his victory in the Federation Equestre Internationale World Endurance Championships in Abu Dhabi on Saturday.

Sheikh Nasser, who serves as King Hamad's representative for humanitarian works and youth affairs, won a global equestrian competition which included 126 male and female riders from 36 countries.

The gathering was also attended by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed, Crown Prince of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad, adviser for Special Affairs at the Ministry of the Presidential Court and Sheikh Khalid bin Hamad, First Deputy President of Bahrain's Supreme Council for Youth and Sports and chairman of both the General Authority for Sports and the Bahrain Olympic Committee.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid posted a congratulatory message on Twitter.

“Nasser bin Hamad is a model of a successful young leader who does not know the impossible … Congratulations,” he wrote.

Updated: February 26, 2023, 3:37 PM