Russian President Vladimir Putin on December 06 arrived in Abu Dhabi for his first visit. With jets flying past, camel cavalry and gun salutes, the Russian Prez was accorded a grand welcome upon his arrival. Notably, this is Putin’s first trip to the Middle East region since the Ukraine War began in Feb 2022. Moreover, Putin was escorted by elite Russian flankers Su-35s for a rare trip abroad after Ukraine war. Putin also held bilateral talks with United Arab Emirates President Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan. Thereafter, the Kremlin Chief left for Saudi Arabia to meet Saudi Arabia`s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. During his Saudi, Putin will discuss oil, Gaza and Ukraine with Saudi Arabia`s Crown Prince.