Russian President Vladimir Putin is set to meet with the President of the United Arab Emirates Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan in Abu Dhabi. He will also visit Saudi Arabia to meet with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud. The Gulf countries have maintained warm relations with Russia, especially in the wake of the Ukraine war. Putin’s visit is crucial as Russia aims to strengthen ties with non-western countries and shift the global world order. The visit will also address the Israel-Palestinian conflict and discuss oil production and OPEC. Additionally, Russia’s support for various groups, including Hamas, is part of its strategic shift in priorities and anti-western policy. The trip is significant given the uncertainties in the Middle East and the potential regional conflicts that may arise.