His Highness Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, in the presence of His Highness Sayyid Asaad bin Tariq Al Said, Deputy Prime Minister for International Relations and Cooperation Affairs and Special Representative of His Majesty the Sultan of Oman, yesterday received the Royal Navy vessel The Omani “Shabab Oman 2”, in the port of “Dubai Harbor”.
His Highness Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum stressed the depth of the brotherly relations and the deep-rooted historical ties between the UAE and the Sultanate of Oman, in light of the wise leadership of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the State, and His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tariq, Sultan of Oman, and its fruits of Constructive cooperation in all fields, economic, social and cultural.
His Highness also stressed that the keenness of the UAE to participate with the brotherly Omani people in the celebration of the National Day, under the slogan “Oman is from us, and we are from them”, reflects the depth of the ties between the two brotherly countries, and the common vision of one future, with the youth playing a major role in shaping its features.
The reception was attended by His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Supreme Chairman of the Emirates Airline Group, Chairman of the Higher Committee of Expo 2020 Dubai, and a number of officials in Dubai.
The ship “Shabab Oman 2” landed in Dubai, as part of the last leg of its Gulf tour, which comes within the framework of its program to participate, through “Expo 2020 Dubai”, in the celebrations of the 51st National Day of the Sultanate of Oman, organized by the Sultanate’s pavilion participating in the exhibition.
The ship bears the slogan “Oman, a Renewed Approach”, with the aim of spreading the message of peace and brotherhood among the countries of the world, and introducing the Sultanate and its history, especially the marine. Oman Naval, and the Omani military history, in order to consolidate the ship’s role as a roving ambassador to the countries of the world, carrying a message of peace and friendship. This is the fifth international voyage for the ship that entered service in 2014.
Shabab Oman 2 is considered one of the latest and largest sailing ships equipped with the latest navigational devices and modern communication systems in the world. During the trip, it implemented an academic program to train young people from all over the world to navigate sailing ships. During its current trip, it implemented an academic program for 28 days, for a number of Participants from different countries of the world.
The Oman 2 ship aims to consolidate the message of the Sultanate of Oman in cultural and civilized communication between the Sultanate and various countries of the world, build bridges of friendship and peace between different peoples of the world, train young people in sailing, refine their capabilities, and stoke a spirit of competition and adventure.