Visits abroad by Ruler of Abu Dhabi and members of his family

FO 371/127011 1957

This file contains correspondence relating to:

  • Visit of the brothers of the Ruler of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Hazza' Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan and Sheikh Khalid Bin Sultan Al Nahyan to the US, where Sheikhs Hazza' and Khalid received medical treatment and their return via London, where they met with the Secretary of State and watched the Trooping of the Colour (1-5, 7-9)
  • Visit of Sheikh Khalid Bin Saqr Al Qasimi of Ras Al Khaimah to the UK, which included a visit to Windsor Castle and an informal meeting with Prince Philip. It also contains notes prepared in advance of David Ormsby-Gore's meeting with Sheikh Khalid (6, 14, 16-17, 20)
  • Visit of the Ruler of Sharjah Sheikh Saqr Bin Sultan Al Qasimi to Iran (10)
  • Visits to Iran of Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum of Dubai and his son and of Sheikh Saqr Bin Sultan Al Qasimi (11)
  • Letters to the Prime Minister and the Queen from the Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah Sheikh Saqr Bin Mohammad Al Qasimi, thanking them for inviting his son, Sheikh Khalid Bin Saqr Al Qasimi, to the UK and acknowledgement of the letters (12)
  • Two bills for the medical treatment received in the US by Sheikh Zayed and Sheikh Khalid (13)
  • Deteriorating health of Sheikh Hazza' Bin Sultan Al Nahyan and further suggestions for treatment. It includes a report by the doctor who treated Sheikh Hazza' in the US (18, 22-23)
  • Proposals that Sheikh Zayed might be given some kind of recognition for his recent cooperation (19)
  • Request to view the letters sent by the Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah to the Queen and the Prime Minister, as they are believed to have contained references to the frontier settlement (21)