Dubai’s Sheikh Mohammed, Son Take a Trip on the London Underground


The ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed, and his son recently took a trip on the London Underground, but left their dish-dashes at home, London-based Daily Mail has reported.

They could be any Tube commuters – battling the summer crowds on a blistering hot day beneath central London, taking selfies and uploading them to social media.

But these two chaps were not the average Oyster Card users, ramming up against others with their luggage en route to Heathrow at peak hour.

The man seated was His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice-President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai.

His co-rider seated beside him was his son, Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum, the Crown Prince of Dubai.
Time and Forbes have put his father’s wealth in excess of $4 billion, though note he gifted $10 billion in 2007 to set up the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation, which aims to help future generations develop sustainable solutions in the Arab world.

During their Tube ride, Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum appears to have taken a selfie with his father – and other Tube riders – and uploaded it to his Twitter, Instagram and SnapChat accounts.

Unlike normal traditional arab dress, the pair were dressed down casually for summer like many other Londoners enjoying the warmer weather.

It was unconfirmed which line the pair were travelling on but one user identified it as the Central Line, according to the Daily Mail.

The pair appeared to be travelling with an entourage, with one man pictured sitting between them in some photos.

They also possibly had a professional photographer with them, with a man pictured standing alongside commuters holding a large camera.

The pictures and a video were then distributed through the son’s social media accounts.
The Crown Prince has 1.84 million followers on Twitter while he has 3.8 million followers on Instagram.
“From #londonunderground,” he said on Twitter while posting the pictures.