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In pictures: 1979 visit of Queen Elizabeth II to the UAE

April 29, 2013

A smiling Queen Elizabeth during her visit to the UAE University in Al Ain with Sheikh Zayed in 1979. Picture courtesy of Al Ittihad.
A smiling Queen Elizabeth during her visit to the UAE University in Al Ain with Sheikh Zayed
in 1979. Picture courtesy of Al Ittihad.
Sheikh Zayed and Queen Elizabeth visiting UAE University in Al Ain, 25 Feb, 1979. Picture courtesy of Al-Ittihad.
Sheikh Zayed and Queen Elizabeth visiting UAE University in Al Ain, 25 Feb, 1979. Picture courtesy of Al-Ittihad.
Queen Elizabeth II with Sheikh Zayed during her visit to the UAE in 1979. Photo courtesy of Zaki Anwar Nusseibeh, the Vice Chairman for the Abu Dhabi Authority for Cultural Affairs and the Advisor Ministry of Presidential Affairs.
Queen Elizabeth II with Sheikh Zayed during her visit to the UAE in 1979. Photo courtesy of Zaki Anwar Nusseibeh, the Vice Chairman for the Abu Dhabi Authority for Cultural Affairs and the Advisor Ministry of Presidential Affairs.
Queen Elizabeth II walking with Sheikh Zayed during her visit to the UAE in 1979. Photo courtesy of Zaki Anwar Nusseibeh, the Vice Chairman for the Abu Dhabi Authority for Cultural Affairs and the Advisor Ministry of Presidential Affairs.
Queen Elizabeth II walking with Sheikh Zayed during her visit to the UAE in 1979. Photo courtesy of Zaki Anwar Nusseibeh, the Vice Chairman for the Abu Dhabi Authority for Cultural Affairs and the Advisor Ministry of Presidential Affairs.
Queen Elizabeth ll and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh entertain Sheikh Zayed on board the Royal Yacht Britannia during their State Visit in 1979. Anwar Hussein/Getty Images
Queen Elizabeth ll and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh entertain Sheikh Zayed on board the Royal Yacht Britannia during their State Visit in 1979. Anwar Hussein/Getty Images
Queen Elizabeth II tours the UAE with Sheikh Zayed.
Queen Elizabeth II tours the UAE with Sheikh Zayed.

Queen Elizabeth II shaking hands with all the rulers of the seven emirates during her visit to the UAE in 1979. Photo is courtesy of Zaki Anwar Nusseibeh, the Vice Chairman for the Abu Dhabi Authority for Cultural Affairs and the Advisor Ministry of Presi???
Queen Elizabeth II shaking hands with all the rulers of the seven emirates during her visit to the UAE in 1979. Photo is courtesy of Zaki Anwar Nusseibeh, the Vice Chairman for the Abu Dhabi Authority for Cultural Affairs and the Advisor Ministry of Presi???
Queen Elizabeth ll arriving in Abu Dhabi during a State Visit to the Gulf on February 25, 1979. Photo by Anwar Hussein/Getty Images
Queen Elizabeth ll arriving in Abu Dhabi during a State Visit to the Gulf on February 25, 1979. Photo by Anwar Hussein/Getty Images
Another smile from Queen Elizabeth II as she is the guest of Sheikh Zayed during her visit to the UAE in 1979. Picture courtesy Al Ittihad
Another smile from Queen Elizabeth II as she is the guest of Sheikh Zayed during her visit to the UAE in 1979. Picture courtesy Al Ittihad