UAE leaders attend iftar reception at the Presidential Palace – in pictures

Six rulers of the Emirates join Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed for iftar and prayers in Abu Dhabi

Ramadan is a special time when people visit family, friends, exchange greetings in person and share iftar. And it’s no different for the Rulers of the country.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, on Sunday welcomed Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, to the Presidential Palace in Abu Dhabi.

There they exchanged wishes for the Holy Month and were joined by the other Rulers of the Emirates for iftar and prayers.


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The meeting was reported on Wam and on the social media channels of Dubai Media Office.

According to Wam, the seven also extended greetings to the President, Sheikh Khalifa, wishing him good health. And to the UAE Armed Forces and the country’s martyrs.

Those gathered also reflected on the achievements of the late President, Sheikh Zayed. This year, the UAE is marking the “Year of Zayed”, which honours his legacy and coincides with the 100-year anniversary of his birth.

Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed hosted the iftar and also welcomed representatives from government and diplomatic corps.