The United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Friday lit up the the world's tallest building, Burj Khalifa, Dubai Frame, Abu Dhabi's iconic ADNOC building and Emirates Palace in colors of the Indian flag ahead of prime minister Narendra Modi's visit.
This is Modi's second visit to Abu Dhabi after August 2015, which is home to a huge Indian diaspora.
He will hold talks with the crown prince of Abu Dhabi and deputy commander of the UAE Armed Forces Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed, who was the chief guest at India's Republic Day in 2017.
The prime minister will also hold talks with vice-president and prime minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid. Following this, several agreements including in areas like finance and skills development are likely to be signed.
Modi is scheduled to interact with UAE and Arab CEOs in Dubai on the economic opportunities in India.
On the final leg, Modi will visit Muscat on Sunday before returning to Delhi the following day.