On February 14, 2022, UAE TV aired the official welcoming ceremony for visiting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. During the ceremony, the presidential motorcade was accompanied by a cavalcade of horsemen and a squadron of fighter jets, and a 21-gun salute was fired in Erdoğan's honor. According to the broadcast, UAE Crown Prince Mohamed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan said that the UAE's relations with Turkey are prosperous and strategic, and are considered important regional relations. The announcer said: "This visit is historic and important for the relations between the two friendly countries." He added that foreign media outlets covering the visit said that it marks a "new regional era in the Middle East." During the visit, Burj Khalifa was lit up with the Turkish flag.
Announcer: "At this moment, the motorcade carrying the Turkish President reaches the main road, near Emirates Palace, and on its way to the [presidential] Palace of the Nation, where the great guest of the United Arab Emirates, the Honorable Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, will attend the official welcoming ceremony.
"When His Royal Highness Mohamed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces speaks, he characterizes the UAE's relations with Turkey as prosperous, strategic, and as important regional relations. We expect these relations to be prosperous and exceptional in the future.
"The Turkish media has described this visit as a 'new regional era.' The UAE has described this visit as 'important' and 'historic' for both of these friendly countries.
"As you can see, the convoy carrying the honorable Turkish President has reached the Palace of the Nation.
"A cavalcade of horsemen welcomes the convoy of the UAE's great guest, the Honorable Turkish President. A squadron of fighter jets is flying in the sky of the capital Abu Dhabi. A 21-gun salute is fired in honor of the UAE's great guest, the honorable Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, as he reaches, at this moment, the Palace of the Nation, in the capital Abu Dhabi.
"This visit is historic and important for the relations between the two friendly countries. The international media outlets have talked about this visit, describing it as a new regional era in the Middle East. Everybody has spoken about the enlightened thinking of His Royal Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and about the exceptional regional path taken by the UAE.
"We welcome the Honorable Turkish President in our capital, Abu Dhabi."