As part of the Ramadan tradition, the leaders of the emirates get together to talk and extend the season’s greetings.
Yesterday (Monday 24 August 209) it was Fujairah’s turn with His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum receiving the Fujairah Crown Prince, Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Mohammed al Sharqi, along with other dignitaries from the eastern emirate.
Video of Proceedings
A short video of the chief elements of the occasion has been posted on the personal web site of Sheikh Mohammed [link below].
The initial frames show the Dubai Crown Prince, Hamdan bin Mohammed (golden dishdasha), the Crown Prince of Fujairah and Sheikh Mohammed, sitting on a lounge suite together.
The footage has wonderful glimpses of the Zaabeel Palace in Dubai, the lavish lounge where men and women gathered, the nibbles for eating, the formal greeting and the men joining together for the Maghreb (the evening prayer that leads into the iftar banquet).
Mohammed Receives Fujairah Crown Prince, Well-Wishers, Report, 24 August 2009.
Mohammed Receives Fujairah Crown Prince, Video and Photos, 24 August 2009.
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Image: The Fujairah Crown Prince, Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Mohammed al Sharqi.