DUBAI, 10 February 2022. His Royal Highness Prince William (C), Duke of Cambridge, His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum (R), Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai and Her Excellency Noura bint Mohammed Al Kaabi (L), UAE Cabinet Member and Minister of Culture and Youth during the United Kingdom National Day at the UAE Pavilion, Expo 2020 Dubai. (Photo by Christophe Viseux/Expo 2020 Dubai)

In celebration of the UAE’s 50th anniversary and the UK National Day at Expo 2020 Dubai, His Royal Highness Prince William will visit the UAE on 10 February.

The visit is at the request of the UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office and will be part of His Royal Highness’ first official visit to the UAE. 

The National Day at Expo will see the UK showcase extraordinary talent from across the country. During these celebrations, His Royal Highness will participate in the Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay, which will also parade through the Expo grounds to the Commonwealth National Pavilions.

Prince William’s visit will emphasize and strengthen these ties as he meets young Emiratis, government leaders, and conservationists. 

His Royal Highness attaches particular importance to the natural world, a passion shared by the UAE’s founding father, His Highness Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.

The Prince will learn about initiatives that protect the region’s unique flora and fauna and two Royal Foundation programs: United for Wildlife and The Earthshot Prize.

DUBAI, 10 February 2022. A group photo with Her Excellency Noura bint Mohammed Al Kaabi (L4), UAE Cabinet Member, Minister of Culture and Youth, The Right Honourable Nadine Dorries (C), Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, His Excellency Sultan Mohammed Al Shamsi (R1), Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation for International Development Affairs, UAE and Najeeb Mohammed Al-Ali (R2), Executive Director Commissioner General Office Expo 2020 Dubai during the United Kingdom National Day Pavilion Visit, Expo 2020 Dubai. (Photo by Anthony Fleyhan/Expo 2020 Dubai)

United for Wildlife, established by Prince William in 2014, has been working in the region to help facilitate’s most iconic species. During His Royal Highness’ visit, He will learn how public-private partnerships are helping to tackle this USD 150 billion criminal enterprise throughout the world, including the UAE. 

The visit also provides an opportunity to showcase The Earthshot Prize on the world stage at Expo 2020 Dubai.

Expo 2020 is a Global Alliance Founding Partner of The Earthshot Prize, created by the Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Highlighting some of the remarkable innovators from the inaugural 2021 Earthshot Prize will help accelerate and scale their great solutions to repair the planet.