Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan arrived in Cairo on Thursday for a short visit to meet Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi, state owned MENA agency reported.
The prince, who arrived from the Saudi capital Riyadh following his participation in the US-Gulf Summit, was received by the president at Cairo International Airport.
The visit is expected to include talks on strengthening bilateral relations and international issues of mutual interest.
Egypt and the UAE have been conducting a joint military drill in the Gulf country's waters aimed at boosting military cooperation between the two Arab states, with the latest exercise starting last week.
The UAE has emerged as one of Egypt's main backers following the 2013 ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, providing Cairo with billions of dollars in aid.