In this meeting, King Haitham met with Mohammed bin Zayed and during the hand shaking, he declined hand of UAE prince.
It is said that following the guest is part of Omanis culture and declining hand of Mohammed bin Zayed is not neglecting him by king of Oman but two points are obvious:
1. Arrogance of King Haitham which will indeed show in the future relation of Oman with countries of the region.
2. In despite of UAE full support for Oman, there are still discords.
Omanis blame UAE for spying and intriguing in Oman specially in the protests of Sohar in 2011.
The peninsula of Musandam (south of Hormuz strait), Madha town and two villages Shaith and Nahwah belong to Oman which is separated from mainland Oman due to UAE. They have issues all the time due to UAE hardships to connect with those regions.