A night ahead the Prime Minister of India had scheduled to make an arrival in the country, the world’s tallest building, Burj Khalifa, the headquarters of state-owned oil company Abu Dhabi National Oil Company and the building hailed as the world’s largest picture frame, Dubai Frame, were seen glittering in the colours of the Indian flag.
This would be PM Modi’s second visit to the country. He had visited the UAE in 2015.
Dubai’s iconic buildings were lit up in colours of the Indian flag before he arrived. He will be given a ceremonial reception before meeting the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan at the Presidential palace.
The Prime Minister’s high-level engagements will include bilateral meetings with top UAE leaders and a keynote address at the World Government Summit in Dubai on Sunday, in which India is the guest country.
The energy security and infrastructural investments in India would be the key topics that he will discuss with the UAE’s leadership.
The large investment from UAE to India exceeds $11 billion.
He is likely to have bilateral talks with Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, followed by a signing ceremony of agreements and Memorandum of understandings and a banquet hosted by Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed.
The UAE is home to over three million people of Indian origin.