We know where we’re headed for lunch.

It’s the kind of boost most business owners would be somewhere beyond thrilled with. HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum is known to be a bit of a foodie (as well as an extreme sportsman, an animal whisperer, and photographer) and he’s often found checking out some of Dubai’s best spots.

This time around, it’s Al Wasl favourite She Burger. Sheikh Hamdan joined the team there for lunch over the weekend, and from the look of their Instagram, we can see why. It’s some seriously indulgent fare.

Sheikh Hamdan just gave this tiny (and gorgeous) restaurant the royal seal of approval
Sheikh Hamdan popped round to this Emirati woman’s house for lunch

How’s this, for example? That’s a burger that means business.


She Burger is owned by Shaikha Eissa, a young Emirati woman who grew up in Dubai. Considering how many burger spots in the city are imports, it’s cool to see a local woman doing so well (and now getting some royal backing).

The last restaurant to get the tick from Sheikh Hamdan was the 28-seat, super traditional Japenese restaurant Kohantei, inside Dubai Opera. That’s a long way from the over-the-top goodness on offer at She Burger, but we’re thinking it just shows Dubai’s crown prince has a broad palate.

He’s also been spotted lunching at an Emirati woman’s home of late, after she invited him over social media.

Talk about a man of the people. Burgers and casual meals at home? Sounds like a good weekend to us.

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