AndI showed Video clips that Sultan Haitham bin Tariq refuses to shake hands with Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, during the funeral ceremonies of the late Sultan Qaboos bin Saeed.
The targeted media interpreted the situation as revealing the existence of differences between Muscat and Abu Dhabi.
However, Omani media and social media pioneers explained that the reason is due to Omani customs and traditions that the guest will not shake hands inside the house and return the hand to the back before delivering it to the vehicle that is carrying him to his home.
Sultan Haitham refused to shake hands with Sheikh bin Zayed before his delivery to his motorcade, but the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi grabbed his arm and refused and insisted that the Sultan remain in his place, to show the scene of love, not disagreement.
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