Queen to greet UAE president

The United Arab Emirates president will join the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh at Windsor Castle today as part of a state visit. It comes a day after three British men were jailed over drugs offences in Dubai after alleging they were abused by police.

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Profile: President Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan

Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan is the second president of the United Arab Emirates and the 16th ruler of the largest Emirate of Abu Dhabi. He succeeded his father to the position in November 2004.

United Arab Emirates President Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Credit: Ammar Abd Rabbo/ABACAPRESS.COM

The Sheikh is married with two sons and six daughters; he also has a number of grandchildren.

According to his foundation's website, he is an expert in eagle hunting and a keen football fan, although it doesn't specify which team he follows.

He welcomed the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh to his palace in November 2010 during their tour of the Middle East.

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