Proud dad Sheikh Mohammed is captured in a touching selfie with three of his children.

Nothing warms the cockles of our heart quite like a smiling family selfie – and this one is no exception.

Sheikh Hamdan, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, shared an image of himself with his father, HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, on Instagram.

Also present were his younger siblings, Al Jalila and Zayed, beaming away in Sheikh Mohammed’s embrace.

One of life’s greatest blessing ❤ #family

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Captioned “one of life’s greatest blessings”, the touching shot has already garnered more than 55,000 likes in just an hour.

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However our favourite shot of the royal quartet is one taken behind the scenes by HRH Princess Haya bint Al Hussein.

The Princess shared an image of her husband with his arms around his two youngest children, as Sheikh Hamdan controlled the smartphone camera.


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She captioned it, along with another shot, with a single heart.


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Both Sheikh Hamdan, Sheikh Mohammed and Princess Haya regularly share images of their tight-knit family on social media.

The refreshingly down-to-earth parents revealed last year that they personally take Zayed and Al Jalila to school.

In an interview on The Kris Fade Show, HRH Princess Haya said: “We’re up around 6.15am to 6.30am, the kids are up and ready to go to school. We have breakfast together when we can and either myself or His Highness try to do the school run.”

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The royal also told Emirates Woman in an exclusive interview that little Zayed wants to be just like his dad when he grows up.

“Zayed just loves everything that his father, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, does,” HRH said.

“He absolutely loves the desert, everything that papa does!”

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Image: HRH Princess Haya/Instagram