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Live: Rahul Gandhi begins his two-day UAE visit

Khaleej Times 2019-01-11 12:41:18

Rahul Gandhi, the President of the Indian National Congress,  arrived in Dubai on Thursday night for his two-day tour of the UAE.

He was greeted by an enthusiastic crowd of Indian expats waiting for him outside Dubai airport. 

January 11, 2019


Day one begins for Rahul Gandhi as he meets with the business community over breakfast.  

A big start to the day, Congress President @RahulGandhi and @sampitroda meet with business leaders at a breakfast hosted by Mr. Sunny Varkey. @INCOverseas #RahulGandhiInUAE

- Congress (@INCIndia) January 11, 2019


Rahul Gandhi is expected to visit labour accommodation to interact with the workers' community.  

Issues faced by non-resident Indians (NRIs) will be a crucial topic of discussion during his visit. He will present these problems in the Indian parliament later, according to party leaders.


The crowds have gathered and the anticipation is palpable, Indian workers in Dubai wait eagerly for Congress President @RahulGandhi ahead of his address to the labour colony. #RahulGandhiInUAE

- Congress (@INCIndia) January 11, 2019

January 10, 2019

The crowd greeted him with smiles as he arrived at Dubai Airport, Terminal 3. 


Indians from across Dubai gather at the airport to greet Congress President @RahulGandhi with warmth & love ahead of his two day tour in UAE. #RahulGandhiInUAE

- Congress (@INCIndia) January 10, 2019


Congress President @RahulGandhi arrives in Dubai for a two day tour of the UAE #RahulGandhiInUAE

- Congress (@INCIndia) January 10, 2019


An enthusiastic crowd awaits outside the Dubai airport to welcome Congress President @RahulGandhi #RahulGandhiInUAE

- Congress (@INCIndia) January 10, 2019


Rahul Gandhi will be interacting with the Indian diaspora at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Friday evening at 7.45pm. 

Congress President @RahulGandhi
will be interacting with Indian workers & professionals in Dubai today. Catch him live on our social media platforms.



- Congress (@INCIndia) January 11, 2019

Officials from the committee said Gandhi would be the "official chief guest" at the 'Indo-Arab cultural programme' at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on January 11.

The programme would celebrate the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. Organisers said close to 11,000 residents from across the UAE have already registered on the website,, to attend the event. Several others have registered with the Kerala Muslim Cultural Centre (KMCC).

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