UAE Vice Pres., Abu Dhabi Crown Prince receive Bahrain King

ABU DHABI, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister, and Ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammad bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, along with Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of UAE Armed Forces Sheikh Mohammad bin Zayed Al-Nahyan received on Sunday King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa of Bahrain.

UAE news agency (WAM) said the meeting highlighted the existing distinguished relations between the UAE and Kingdom of Bahrain and ways to enhance them in all domains in the best interest of the two fraternal countries.

According to WAM, Sheikh Mohammad bin Rashid and Sheikh Mohammad bin Zayed accompanied the King to the heart-shaped lake ”Love Lake” near Marmoum Rest house in Dubai.

The man-made lake was established under the directives of Sheikh Mohammad bin Rashid to be a lively symbol of civilization and humanity, which reflects the rooted values of the leadership and the people of the UAE for love, tolerance and coexistence among various nationalities living in the UAE and Arabian desert, and mirrors patience, giving, honor and generosity.

King Hamad, Sheikh Mohammad bin Rashid and Sheikh Mohammad bin Zayed along with senior officials toured the 550-square kilometre lake, which features 16,000 olive trees, Christ’s Thorn, Acacia Tortilis and Mesquites, as well as some 800,000 bushes and three walkways covering 7 kilometres.

King Hamad listened to a presentation about the lake, which was created from two fresh water lakes.

The lake also has a 500-capacity parking area, as well as many animals and birds, such as desert foxes, deer, falcons, ducks and various reptiles.

King Hamad expressed his admiration for the accomplishment, which attracts visitors and tourists from UAE, neighboring countries and around the world, who can learn about desert life and enjoy its clean environment away from the noise of the cities.

Source: Kuwait News Agency