Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, conveyed his best wishes to Egypt as they secured a spot at the World Cup in 2018.
Mohamed Salah opened the scoring for the African nation just past the hour mark but Congo equalised in the closing stages.
The Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates was quick to congratulate Egypt, claiming it was a win for the Arab world as well.
مبروك يا مصر .. ومبروك لكل العرب .. صعود المنتخب لكأس العالم .. ليلة عربية جميلة .. أفرحتم قلوبنا من المحيط للخليج.. كبيرة يا مصر دايماً pic.twitter.com/s4ilYFeM4f— HH Sheikh Mohammed (@HHShkMohd) October 8, 2017
"Congratulations, Egypt & congratulations to all Arabs," his post read on Twitter.
"Qualifying to the World Cup. A beautiful Arabian night. You brought happiness to our hearts from the Gulf to the Ocean. Egypt, you are always grand."
Russia 2018 will be Egypt's first World Cup appearance in 28 years.