One was seen strolling the streets, while another was spotted devouring a monster burger…
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: in many ways, Dubai’s royals are just like us.
They appear to spend their weekends doing all the same things we enjoy doing – taking a stroll through a neighbourhood, trying a new brunch spot, or checking out a food fest.
It’s always a bit of a thrill to catch a glimpse of the royal entourage out in full force, and this weekend proved no exception.
HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, made a surprise visit to City Walk on Friday.
Footage of the royal at a pedestrian crossing quickly did the rounds on social media, and prompted speculation about what he could have been doing in the area.
Some thought he might be checking up on the work of the dangerous drivers who were caught doing donuts in City Walk on a rainy night a few weeks ago.
Sheikh Mohammed ordered the men involved to clean Dubai streets for four hours every day for 30 days, as a form of community service.
Or he could have been visiting one of his favourite haunts. A couple of weeks ago, the royal was spotted in City Walk having lunch at Farzi Cafe Dubai.
Meanwhile, HH Sheikh Hamdan, Crown Prince of Dubai, was seen dining at the street food paradise that was Eat the World DXB at Burj Park on Saturday.
One of the food trucks involved in the festival, The Roadery from London, shared a photo of the royal and friends tucking into some delicious-looking burgers.
Sheikh Hamdan apparently gobbled down the whopping Burg Khalifa – a four-storey Wagyu beef creation layered with foie gras, saffron mayo and truffled cheese, sandwiched between brioche buns covered in 24-carat golf leaf.
The monster burger sold for Dhs230.
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Well, they did say the burger was fit for a Sheikh…