Sheikh Hamdan: The UAE’s Favourite Animal Whisperer
There’s no denying that Dubai’s royal family is pretty cool. After all, how many others would you catch on the London Underground?
However, one of the Sheikhs in particular is known for his adventurous lifestyle, whether he’s jumping off the top of the world’s tallest building or plunging the depths in a scuba suit.
Yes, we’re obviously talking about H.H. Sheikh Hamdan, Crown Prince of Dubai – or Fazza, as he’s become affectionately known.
If you’ve seen the young Sheikh’s Instagram, you’ll know what we mean. He’s garnered over four million followers thanks to snapshots from his action-packed lifestyle.
Fazza loves his animals though, so we’ve gone ahead and thrown together a compilation of our favourite snaps of Fazza and his furry friends for that much-needed Thursday ‘aww’ session.
1. Hanging out with a rather relaxed looking cat.
2. It’s got that ‘FollowMeTo’ vibe, except this time it’s with an elephant.
3. Fazza and his father observe a new-born chick.
4. With his baby tiger, Elsa.
5. Hamdan showing off his traditional falconry skills.
6. Hamdan with his elephant friend Rajan.
7. Remember when he befriended a fish? Here’s a pic of the duo.
8. With his uncle’s foal Kojojah.
9. Sharing a kiss with his horse Awzaan.
10. Helping an elephant get his five-a-day.
11. Camel kisses!
12. Fazza and the winning horse doing an album cover pose.
13. A giraffe tries to read the Crown Prince’s text messages.
14. Hey! You can’t drive.
15. “Hello human!”
16. With his pets Ghost and Flame.
17. What was that saying about looking a gift horse in the mouth?
18. “You think that’s a nice edit?”
Some bonus videos of Fazza with animals:
It’s a newborn baby giraffe!
Sheikh Hamdan showing best friend Mohammed bin Ahmed Jaber Al Harbi a cockroach he found, before the two release it into the wild. It’s super adorable.
A parrot raises the UAE flag!
The Crown Prince hanging out with his friend Lazy.
Elephants love fruit. This is how they eat watermelon.
Fazza hanging out with his pet falcon.