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Congress President Rahul GandhiIANS [Representational Image]

Congress president Rahul Gandhi is in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for a two-day visit ahead of the Lok Sabha elections as a part of his global outreach programme.

The 48-year-old had arrived in Dubai on Thursday evening and was greeted by an enthusiastic crowd of Indian expats gathered outside the airport.

On Friday morning, Rahul Gandhi went to a labour camp in Jebel Ali to interact with Indian workers. He will now meet Indian businessmen, professionals and students living in the UAE, and attend an interactive session organised by Indian Business and Professional Council in Dubai.

Rahul Gandhi will also be the chief guest at a cultural meeting of Indian expats at Dubai International Cricket Stadium. He will talk about the Idea of India on the occasion of Mahatma Gandhi's 150th birth anniversary celebrations.

He will further speak about the issues faced by Non-Resident Indian's and give them assurance about what he can do to resolve their issues.

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2019-01-1115:00 (IST)

Rahul Gandhi praised the contributions of the Indians towards UAE at the Mujamel labour camp

Rahul Gandhi interacted with the labourers at the Mujamel labour camp in Jebel Ali on Friday morning.

While addressing the workers he said that the success and progress of the UAE and Dubai Metro would not have been possible without the contribution of the hardworking Indians. He thanked everyone for their contribution to the betterment of the country.

"You have made India proud by doing so", he added.

2019-01-1114:50 (IST)

Rahul Gandhi will be interacting with Indian workers & professionals in Dubai today at 7.45 pm

2019-01-1114:48 (IST)

A Construction worker from the labour colony shares his love for the Congress President

2019-01-1114:46 (IST)

I am here to sort your issues, says Gandhi

While meeting the Indian workers at the labour camp in Jebel Ali, Rahul Gandhi said that, "I came here to interact with you all, not to talk about things which i have in my mind, rather to listen to you all"

2019-01-1114:42 (IST)

Huge crowd of Indian workers gathered at a labour camp in Jebel Ali to meet the Congress chief

2019-01-1114:40 (IST)

Indians from all across Dubai came to the airport to meet Rahul Gandhi

2019-01-1114:38 (IST)

Gandhi met with top businessmen at a breakfast hosted by Mr. Sunny Varkey

Rahul Gandhi accompanied by Indian Overseas Congress chairman Sam Pitroda, met top NRI businessmen, including MA Yussuf Ali and Sunny Varkey at a breakfast hosted by Mr Varkey.

2019-01-1114:35 (IST)

Rahul Gandhi arrived in Dubai for a two day tour of the UAE