On 5 November 2016, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall will embark on a seven-day trip to the Sultanate of Oman, the United Arab Emirates and the Kingdom of Bahrain. Their visit will see the royals undertake more than 50 engagements during the course of their journey.
Their Royal Highnesses are making the visit at the request of the British Government to promote the United Kingdom’s partnership in the region with a focus on the key areas of: religious tolerance, military cooperation, creating youth opportunities, wildlife conservation, supporting women in leadership and preserving cultural heritage.
The royal visit will commence in Muscat, Oman on 5 November where the royal couple will be guests of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said al Said. While there, they will visit the new National Museum and will receive a ceremonial welcome which will allow them the opportunity to meet community members from different areas of Oman and to see displays of traditional, regional clothing and crafts.
From the Museum, their Royal Highnesses will embark on several individual engagements.
For Prince Charles, this will include:
- A trip to a wildlife reserve to learn about the conservation programme focused on endangered species in the wadi valley and on the coastal plain.
- Attending an event for young leaders in Oman which will include young people from The Prince’s Trust International, the British Council Next Generation initiative, John Smith Fellows, Outward Bound graduates and members of the Anglo-Omani Society Next Generation Group.
For the Duchess of Cornwall, this will include:
- A visit to learn more about the outreach program run by the Oman Cancer Association which is dedicated to meeting the needs of children with cancer.
- Attending a reception to celebrate the achievements of Omani women entrepreneurs.
After their day of engagements in Muscat, the royal couple will travel to Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates on 6 November to continue their visit.