HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud, Chairman of Kingdom Holding Company (KHC), attended the 2016 Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in response to an invitation from HH General Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces. Prince Alwaleed was accompanied by a delegation that included Mr. Turki Al-Shabana, President of TV from Rotana Group and from KHC Mr. Ziyad Alomair, Relations Manager, and from HRH’s Private Office Mr. Mohammed Alfaraj, Travel and External Affairs Manager, Mr. Fahad Bin Nafel, Senior Executive Assistant to HRH the Chairman, Mr. Ahmed Altobaishi, Executive Assistant to HRH the chairman.
During the visit Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed and Prince Alwaleed attended the Formula-1 race that took place at the Yas Marina Circuit. In conclusion, Sheikh Mohammed thanked Prince Alwaleed for his response to the invitation.
Moreover, the event was also attended by President Omar Hassan Ahmed Al Bashir of Sudan, President Rustam Minnikhanov of Tatarstan, President Paul Kagame of Rwanda, Qatari Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani, President Ramzan Kadyrov of Chechnya, Vice President of Nigeria Professor Yemi Osinbajo, Prime Minister of Serbia Aleksandar Vucic and President of the Iraqi Kurdistan Masoud Barzani, Dr. Abdulatif Al Zayani, Secretary General of the GCC; Sayyid Haitham bin Tariq Al Said, Minister of Heritage and Culture in the Sultanate of Oman and His Majesty Former King Juan Carlos of Spain.
Prince Alwaleed’s investments in the UAE through KHC consist of Citigroup in the financial sector and in the hotel sector through Fairmont Bab Al Bahr in Abu Dhabi, Fairmont Dubai, Fairmont The Palm Dubai, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts Jumeirah, Four Seasons DIFC, Four Seasons Abu Dhabi, one Raffles hotel in Dubai and four Movenpick hotels: Movenpick Bur Dubai, Movenpick Deira, Movenpick Dubai Ibn Battuta and Movenpick Jumeira Beach in addition to Rotana offices in the UAE.