George Bush in Dubai
14th January 2008
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President & Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and ruler of Dubai, showed Mr. Bush around and gave him a glimpse of the cultural heritage and traditions of the Arab Emirates.
President Bush described the United Arab Emirates as a model Islamic nation.
The traditional Arabic treatment for guests is that you cover up the table entirely with food... well, in this case it's a little more traditional so there is no table
President Bush tried a couple of steps of the traditional Emirati dance too!
President Bush takes a moment to admire the nation's progress over the years.
He tries some of the Arabic bread
The falcon isn't a stuffed animal - it's a pet. Although you don't find every household with their own pet falcon, some nationals do like to keep them.
I guess the flag of the host with the flag of the guest is a message of peace
President Bush spends some time talking to the Emirati children.