The newly designated ruler of RAK, Sheikh Saud, was joined by:
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Ruler of Dubai and Vice President of the UAE.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.
Dr Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed, Ruler of Sharjah.
Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid, Ruler of Ajman.
Sheikh Saud bin Rashid, Ruler of Umm al Qaiwain.
Crown princes and deputy rulers.
Others in attendance included: Sheikh Saif bin Zayed, Minister of Interior and Deputy Prime Minister.
Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research.
Sheikh Sultan al Khateri, head of the desert Khawater tribe.
* The National