ABU DHABI / WAM
Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, attended on Sunday the Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, the final race of the 2016 season, at Yas Marina Circuit.
The race, the Middle East’s biggest international sporting event and the only twilight race on the F1 calendar, was also watched by a number of heads of state, Sheikhs, VIP guests and crown princes.
Now in its eighth spectacular year, the 2016 Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix decides the prestigious F1 driver’s championship title.
The race was attended by Presidents Omar Hassan Ahmed Al Bashir of Sudan; Rustam Minnikhanov of Tatarstan; and Paul Kagame of Rwanda.
Present were Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani, Qatari Prime Minister and Interior Minister; Ramzan Kadyrov, President of Chechnya; Professor Yemi Osinbajo, Vice President of Nigeria; Aleksandar Vucic, Prime Minister of Serbia; and Masoud Barzani, President of the Iraqi Kurdistan region.