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Israeli President Isaac Herzog visits the UAE for the first time

Israeli President Isaac Herzog arrived in the United Arab Emirates on Sunday, seeking to strengthen Gulf ties at a time of heightened regional tensions as world powers try to revive a nuclear deal with Iran.

Herzog is expected to meet Abu Dhabi’s Crown Prince Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed, and Dubai ruler Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, and will open Israel's national day at Dubai Expo on Monday.