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India-UAE Bilateral Visits

Presidential visits :

  • Indian President visited UAE in November 1976, October 2003 and November 2010.

  • UAE’s President, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, visited India in 1975 and 1992.

Prime Ministerial visits :

  • Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi visited UAE on 10-11 February 2018 and 16-17 August 2015.

  • Prime Minister of India, Smt. Indira Gandhi, visited UAE in May 1981.

  • UAE’s Prime Minister, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, visited India in March 2007 and Mach 2010.

  • UAE’s Deputy Prime Minister, Sheikh Saif Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, visited India in November 2011.

Crown Prince’s visits :

  • State Visit of Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi to India on 24-26 January 2017

  • State Visit of Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi to India on 10-12 February 2016


Foreign Ministers’ visits :

  • UAE FM Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan visited India on 24-30 June 2018.

  • UAE FM Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan visited India on 2-3 September 2015 for the 11th session of the Joint Commission meeting. He had earlier visited India June 2007, June 2011, May 2012 and December 2013.

  • India Minister of External Affairs, Ms. Sushma Swaraj visited UAE on 10-13 Nov 2014.

  • Shri Salman Khurshid visited UAE on March 13, 2013 and held a telephonic conversation with the UAE Foreign Minister on February 5, 2014 on his transit visit. MoS Shri E. Ahmad visited UAE from 30 April to 03 May 2014.


Other important Ministerial level visits:

From the Indian side, visits include

  • Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan visited UAE on 12-14 May 2018.

  • Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Shri Nara Chandrababu Naidu visited UAE on 8 February 2018 and made a presentation on the opportunities in Andhra Pradesh.

  • Minister of State (IC) for Power and New & Renewable Energy Shri Raj Kumar Singh visited UAE on 16-19 January 2018, for World Future Energy Summit (WFES) 2018.

  • Commerce and Industry Minister Shri Suresh Prabhu visited UAE on 14 January 2018, for fifth meeting of the India-UAE High Level Joint Task Force on Investments.

  • Commerce and Industry Minister Shri Suresh Prabhu visited UAE on 17 December 2017 and met Dr. Abdullah bin Mohammed Belhaif Al Nuaimi, UAE Minister of Infrastructure Development and Mr. Sultan bin Sulayem, Group Chairman & CEO of DP World and discussed cooperation in logistics sector, industrial corridors & promoting more UAE investments in India.

  • Chief Minister of Haryana Shri Manohar Lal Khattar visited UAE on 05-07 December 2017, showcasing investment opportunities available in the State in various sectors.

  • Minister of State for External Affairs, Sh. MJ Akbar visited UAE on 8 November 2017 to attend opening ceremony of Louvre Museum in Abu Dhabi.

  • Minister of State for External Affairs, Sh. MJ Akbar visited UAE on 28-29 October 2017 to attend 2nd India-UAE Strategic Dialogue

  • Minister of State for Food Processing, Ms. Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti visited UAE on 6-7 August 2017 as a part of the preparations for the ‘World Food India 2017’.

  • Minister of State for External Affairs, Sh. MJ Akbar visited UAE 10-11 April 2017 for the UAE Ambassador’s Forum;

  • Railway Minister Sh. Suresh Prabhu visited UAE from 5-7 March 2017;

  • Minister of State for Defence, Sh. Subhash Bhamre visited UAE from 18-22 February 2017 for IDEX2017;

  • Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy and Mines, Sh. Piyush Goel visited UAE from 17-18 January 2017 for the 7th IRENA Assembly and World Future Energy Summit;

  • Minister of State for External Affairs, Sh. MJ Akbar visited UAE during 17-19 November 2016 to attend the annual Sir Bani Yas Forum, organized by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Ministry of Foreign Affairs in collaboration with the Washington-based Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS);

  • 2nd India-UAE Economic Forum was held on 19-20 October 2016 in Dubai. Sh. Nitin Gadkari, Minister of Road Transport and Highways and Sh. MJ Akbar, MOS for External Affairs participated in the Forum;

  • A high-level delegation led by the Defence Minister visited UAE from 22-23 May 2016 and had meetings with the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, UAE Minister of Foreign Affairs and UAE Minister of State for Defence;

  • Sh. Kalraj Mishra, Minister of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises, visited UAE from 11 – 13 April 2016 to attend the Second Ministerial Economic and Business Conference (EBC) of the Indian Ocean Rim Association held in Dubai;

  • Minister of State (Independent charge) for Petroleum & Natural Gas, Sh. Dharmendra Pradhan visited UAE from 10th to 13th April, 2016;

  • Minister of State for External Affairs of India, General (Retd.) V.K. Singh visited UAE on March 11, 2016;

  • Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting, Sh. Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore visited UAE on 8-10 February 2016;

  • Finance Minister Sh. Arun Jaitely visited UAE on 15-17 November 2015;

  • Minister of State (IC) for Commerce and Industry, Mrs. Nirmala Sitharaman visited UAE on 12-13 October for the 3rd Meeting of the High Level Task Force on Investment;

  • Minister of State for Finance, Sh. Jayant Sinha, visited UAE in April, 2015;

  • Minister of New & Renewable Energy visited UAE in 2011, 2012 and 2014 (for IRENA General Assembly meetings);

  • Minister for Overseas Indian Affairs visited UAE in November, 2012 and April, 2013;

  • Minister of Commerce and Industry led an Indian delegation to the first High level Task Force on Investment in Abu Dhabi on February 18, 2013;

  • Minister of Finance paid a visit on March 23, 2013 for inauguration of Bank of Baroda branch in Dubai. He visited again on May 26, 2013 during which he held meetings with UAE Finance Minister and Deputy Supreme Commander among others; and

  • Minister of Civil Aviation visited Dubai from April 28 to May 2, 2013 to participate in Dubai Global Convention on Business Excellence.


From the UAE side, visits include

  • Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, UAE Minister of Tolerance visited India on 1 May 2018.

  • Suhail Al Mazrouei, UAE Minister of Energy and Industry visited India on 11 April 2018 and participated in International Energy Forum in Delhi. He also met Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas.

  • UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Dr. Anwar Gargash visited India on 23 March 2018 and met Sushma Swaraj, External Affairs Minister and MJ Akbar, Minister of State for External Affairs. He also attended a forum organized by the Observer Research Foundation, in cooperation with the UAE Embassy in Delhi under the title "Strategic relations between India and the UAE and Crisis in the Middle East."

  • Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chief of the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince's Court, visited India on 8-12 March 2018, leading a high-level delegation that included Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al-Zeyoudi, UAE Minister of Climate Change and Environment to the Founding Ceremony of the International Solar Alliance (ISA). Sheikh Hamed met Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, President Shri Ram Nath Kovind, Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Shri Dharmendra Pradhan and Commerce and Industry Minister Shri Suresh Prabhu during his visit. Dr. Thani Al Zeyoudi met R K Singh, Minister of State for Power and New & Renewable Energy during the visit.

  • Minister of State of UAE Zaki Anwar Nusseibeh visited India from 15-17 December 2017 and participated as the key note speaker in 4th India Ideas Conclave at Goa.

  • Ruler of Sharjah, UAE, Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi visited Kerala from 24-27 September 2017. He met Governor of Kerela Sh. P. Sathasivam and Chief Minister of Kerela Sh. Pinarayi Vijayan and other ministers. Dr. Sheikh Sultan was awarded honorary doctorate by Calicut University for his great efforts in serving the Arab and Islamic culture.

  • Minister of Climate Change and Environment of UAE Mr. Thani Ahmed Al Zeyoudi visited India from 29-31 August 2017. He met Minister of Minister of Food Processing Industries, Minister of Power and Minister of Environment, Forest & Climate Change.

  • Minister of State in Ministry of Foreign Affairs of UAE Dr. Anwar Gargash led UAE delegation at the first India-UAE Strategic dialogue on 20 January 2017;

  • Minister of Economy led the UAE delegation to the Partnership Summit 2014 held in Bengaluru in January, 2014;

  • Minister of Energy attended Petrotech 2014 held in Noida (NCR) on January, 2014;

  • UAE’s Minister of Foreign Trade visited India in 2009 and later in January 2012 to participate in the CII partnership Summit;

  • The Managing Director of ADIA – largest Sovereign Wealth Fund in the world – visited India on 16-20 January, 2012 to promote investments;

  • Minister of State for Financial Affairs visited India on April 3, 2012. MOS Ministry of Finance accompanied UAE Foreign Minister to Delhi on December 12, 2013;