Wed 28-09-2022 14:38 PM
MUSCAT, 28th September, 2022 (WAM) -- President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan has visited the Royal Opera House Muscat on the second day of his state visit to the Sultanate of Oman.
Upon his arrival, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed was received by Kamil bin Fahd bin Mahmoud Al Said, Secretary-General of the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers of Oman, and Nasr bin Hamoud Al Kindi, Secretary-General of Royal Court Affairs of Oman.
During his tour, His Highness witnessed a special musical performance by the Royal Oman Symphony Orchestra and learned how the orchestra was founded under the guidance of His Majesty the late Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said. He also enjoyed musical performances by the Omani Royal Guard Military Band.
The UAE President was briefed on the history of the Royal Opera House Muscat and its design which blends elements of Omani architecture with influences from around the world. His Highness viewed a selection of musical instruments and witnessed the venue’s state-of-the-art technology and facilities.
His Highness Sheikh Mohamed left the following message in the VIP guestbook, "I was pleased to visit the impressive Royal Opera House and listen to the Royal Oman Symphony Orchestra, whose performance seamlessly blended tradition and modernity. The arts are a common global language that can act as a bridge between cultures. They are an important means of promoting understanding and spreading the human values of peace and coexistence among people, the same values that Oman enjoys under the leadership of my brother His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tariq, the Sultan of Oman."
Accompanying the UAE President on his visit were H.H. Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Chairman of Abu Dhabi Executive Council; H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Presidential Court; H.H. Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Member of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council; H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan; Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Tahnoun Al Nahyan, Advisor for Special Affairs at the Presidential Court; Suhail bin Mohammed Al Mazrouei, Minister of Energy and Infrastructure; Khalifa Shaheen Al Marar, Minister of State; Dr. Anwar Gargash, Diplomatic Adviser to the UAE President; Ali bin Hammad Al Shamsi, Deputy Secretary-General of the Supreme Council for National Security; Jabr Mohammed Al Suwaidi, Minister of State at the Presidential Court; Mohamed Sultan Al Suwaidi, UAE Ambassador to Oman; Mohamed Hassan Alsuwaidi, Chief Executive Officer at ADQ; and Major General Khalifa Rashid Juma Al Hamli, the President's Aide-de-Camp.