The ruler of Dubai is an affable fellow.

Not only has he helped grow the UAE, in particular the emirate of Dubai, into the great place it is today, HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, regularly shows off his humorous side.

In fact, HRH Princess Haya recently revealed to Emirates Woman that the royal almost photobombed a wedding party – and now we’ve seen him in the act.

In a recently shared video on Facebook, a woman can be seen trying to grab a selfie with Sheikh Mohammed – who, upon realising this, decides to pop out one of his trademark three-fingered salutes behind her back.

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The video has since garnered over 650,000 views and has been shared more than 11,500 times.

Check it out below:

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The video’s caption translates to: “And they wonder why we love our leaders?”


Sheikh Mohammed is not afraid to show off his softer side, with a recent photo on HRH Princess Haya’s Instagram showing Dubai’s ruler sharing a sweet father-son moment with his super-cute son Zayed.

صاحب السمو الشيخ محمد وزايد يتناولون الغداء HH Sheikh Mohammed and Zayed out to lunch.

A photo posted by Haya Bint Al Hussein (@hrhprincesshaya) on

It seems that between running Dubai and the UAE, Sheikh Mohammed still finds the time to maintain a great bond with his children.

Check out this photo of the duo at the Seeh Al Salam endurance race a week ago. Zayed is rocking those shades…

Here’s Zayed learning about animal life in the desert from his father. Is that a real snake?!

Here’s Zayed again, proudly displaying a desert dhub lizard that he caught before sharing a cute father-son moment…

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