Prince Charles is coming to the UAE

Time Out Dubai has information and pictures as it is announced that Prince Charles is coming to the UAE in November

The Prince of Wales is set to visit the United Arab Emirates in November, his fourth visit to the country in the past decade.

The British royal will be in the company of Camilla Duchess of Cornwall on an official visit aimed at “strengthening the United Kingdom’s warm bilateral relations with key partners in the region”.

The royal pair will also visit Oman and Bahrain while in the Middle East.

No official information on the specific dates of their visit has been released yet.

On his last visit to the UAE in February 2015, Prince Charles met Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces.

Prince Charles is widely credited with playing a crucial role in saving Dubai’s historical neighbourhood of Al Fahidi (also known as Al Bastakiya) from demolition in the 1980s.

Rayner Otter, a British architect living in Dubai at the time, wrote a letter to the royal asking him for help with the conservation campaign he was heading.

Upon visiting Dubai that year, Otter showed Prince Charles around Al Fahidi, spurring the British prince to call for further demolition in the area to be halted.

His suggestions were taken into account and the renovation of the old buildings was soon underway.

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