The Duke of Cambridge will visit Dubai on February 10, with his trip coming as the United Arab Emirates marks its 50th year and coincides with UK National Day being held at Expo 2020 Dubai, his office said.
This brief visit is at the request of the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office and will be William’s first official trip to the UAE. It will be his first major overseas visit since a 2019 tour of the Middle East.
The bond between the UK and the UAE is deep and strong and Prince William’s visit will highlight and build upon these links as he has the opportunity to engage with young Emiratis, leaders from government and committed conservationists,’ Kensington Palace said in a statement.
UK talent will be featured during National Day at the Expo 2020 Dubai which will also showcase the Commonwealth Games 2022 baton relay, launched by the Queen from Buckingham Palace last October, as it parades through the site to visit Commonwealth national pavilions.
William’s visit will follow his father’s, the Prince of Wales, and Camilla’s official trip to Dubai in 2016.