The Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, received Mawlana Hazar Imam at the Zabeel Palace on the occasion of his Diamond Jubilee visit to the United Arab Emirates.

The meeting was an opportunity for both parties to discuss increased cooperation in areas of common interest as well as to review the longstanding collaboration that emphasises shared values of diversity and pluralism, cross-cultural exchange, and global development. Mawlana Hazar Imam commended the UAE’s efforts towards disadvantaged areas and underprivileged societies in many countries of the world, especially in Africa and Asia.

Hazar Imam also expressed his appreciation to Sheikh Mohammed for the support extended to the Ismaili community and praised the UAE for being an example of coexistence and harmony, as well as social and economic stability.

Mawlana Hazar Imam arrived in Dubai last night as part of an official visit to the UAE at the invitation of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum. During this visit he will also meet with the UAE Jamat.