HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud, Chairman of Kingdom Holding Company (KHC), attended the 2015 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. During the visit Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed and Prince Alwaleed attended a luncheon and the Formula-1 race that took place at the Yas International Circuit. In conclusion, Sheikh Mohammed thanked Prince Alwaleed for his response to the invitation.
Moreover, the event was attended by His Majesty Former King Juan Carlos of Spain, HE Rustam Minnikhanov, President of Tatarstan, HE Omar Al-Bashir, President of Sudan, HE Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, President of the Federal Government of Somalia, HE Masoud Barzani, President of Kurdistan Region, HRH Prince Andrew, Duke of York, UK, HRH Prince Abdullah Shah, Crown Prince of Pahang, Malayasia, HE Felipe Calderón, Former President of Mexico, HE Hailemariam Desalegn, Prime Minister of Ethiopia, H.E.Sayyid Khalid Bin Hilal Al-Busaidi, Minister of Diwan of Royal Court, Oman, HE Abdullatif Bin Rashid Al Zayani, Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperation Council, Sheikh Joaan Bin Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani, President of the Qatar Olympic Committee (QOC) and HE Viktor Lukashenko, Belarus National Security Advisor.
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, one Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts Jumeirah, one Raffles hotel in Dubai and four Movenpick hotels: Movenpick Bur Dubai, Movenpick Deira, Movenpick Dubai Ibn Battuta and Movenpick Jumeira Beach.