Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum (second from right) and Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum (third from right) during their visit to the British consulate Image Credit: Twitter/@DXBMediaOffice

Dubai: Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman of Dubai Airports, and Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline and Group; and Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairperson of the Dubai Culture and Arts Authority, on Saturday visited the British Consulate in Dubai and offered their condolences on the passing of Queen Elizabeth II.

They were received by Simon Penney, the UK’s Trade Commissioner for the Middle East and Consul General to Dubai and the Northern Emirates. A number of ministers, heads of government entities, members of The Executive Council of Dubai, director-generals and members of the Federal National Council also offered their condolences.

Writing in the consulate’s condolence book for Queen Elizabeth II, Sheikh Ahmed and Sheikha Latifa expressed their profound condolences and sympathies to His Majesty King Charles III of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the royal family and the people of the UK. They highlighted the historical ties that bind the UAE and the UK, and the leadership’s keenness to further strengthen the close relationship between the two countries.