• Short Summary

    CROWDS BEGAN TO DANCE IN THE STREETS OUTSIDE THE GUEST PALACE IN ABU DHABI ON WEDNESDAY (8TH FEBRUARY) IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE ARRIVAL OF JORDAN'S KING HUSSEIN.

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    CROWDS BEGAN TO DANCE IN THE STREETS OUTSIDE THE GUEST PALACE IN ABU DHABI ON WEDNESDAY (8TH FEBRUARY) IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE ARRIVAL OF JORDAN'S KING HUSSEIN. A TWO-DAYS STATE HOLIDAY HAD BEEN DECLARED FOR THE VISIT AND CROWDS CLAPPED AND CHEERED HUSSEIN AND ABU DHABI RULER, SHEIKH ZAID BINSULTAN ALNAHAYY, AS THEY DROVE FROM THE AIRPORT.

    HUSSEIN'S PLANE ARRIVED 754 MINUTES LATE A HE HAD OVER-RUN HIS PROGRAMME IN QATAR STATE. THE AIRPORT AND TOWN WERE GAILY DECORATED WITH FLAGS, TRIUMPHAL ARCHES SPANNED THE STREETS AND TEN THOUSAND PICTURES OF HUSSEIN AND ZAID WERE PROMINENTLY DISPLAYED. THE TWO RULERS INSPECT A GUARD OF HONOUR DRAWN FROM THE NEWLY FORMED ABU DHABI DEFENCE FORCE.

    ON THURSDAY HUSSEIN AND ZAID FLEW INTO BURAIMI OASIS. WHEN THEY DROVE OFF ON A FIVE MILE CROSS-DESERT DRIVE TO EL AIN DOZENS OF VEHICLES FELL IN BEHIND, TAKING UP AN ARROWHEAD FORMATION WHICH RAISE A VAST, BILLOWNG DUST CLOUD. OUTSIDE THE REST HOUSE WHERE HUSSEIN STOPPED FOR REFRESHMENT CROWDS DANCED AND BRANDISHED MUSKETS TO THE SOUND OF THUDDING DRUMS.

    HUSSEIN LEFT FOR THE NEIGHBOURING DUBAI STATE, THE NEXT STAGE OF HIS PERSIAN GULF TOUR, OF FRIDAY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACS5CFO5CFUCKGTODI1T5RKW7D
    Media URN:
    VLVACS5CFO5CFUCKGTODI1T5RKW7D
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/02/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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