Dubai renames street after Saudi King Salman

Dubai has renamed a street after King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia on the occasion of 86th Saudi National Day. (File photo: AP)

Dubai Ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum has issued a directive to rename Al Sufouh Street, one of Dubai’s most important streets, after Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud in recognition and appreciation of his role in supporting the causes of the Arab and Muslim world.

The directive by Sheikh Mohammed, who is also Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE, came on the occasion of 86th Saudi National Day, according to WAM, UAE’s official news agency.

Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, opened the renamed street in a ceremony on Wednesday, which was attended by Ambassador of Saudi Arabia to the UAE Mohammed bin Abdul Rahman Al Bishr, besides other top UAE officials.

The street, one of Emirate’s most important streets, will now be known as King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud Street, reflecting the strong ties between the two countries.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:49 - GMT 06:49