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We’re used to UK celebrity visits in the UAE – sports stars and actors love taking a holiday here – but the latest big-names to plan a visit to the desert are coming on ‘official’ trip. The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall will be in the Middle East this Autumn, stopping in the UAE in November.

“On behalf of the British Government, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall will undertake official visits to the Kingdom of Bahrain, the Sultanate of Oman and the United Arab Emirates in November 2016,” Clarence House said in a statement.

“The tour will help to strengthen the United Kingdom’s warm bilateral relations with key partners in the region.”

Prince Charles is no stranger to the UAE, this will be the eighth time that he’s visited, with his first trip being in 1989. He’s already been a 10-day visit to the Gulf with Camilla in 2007, so this will be their second time as a couple.

Last time Charles was here in February 2015, he met Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces.

The UK’s royal family has a strong relationship with many ruling families in the Middle East, with regular visits to the likes of Bahrain and Oman as well as the UAE. Simon Martin, the UK’s ambassador to Bahrain, said: “I am absolutely delighted that this important and historic visit is crowning a year in which we are celebrating the 200th-year anniversary of UK-Bahrain relations.”

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