Sheikh Hamdan is dreaming of travel, just like us

With everyone currently staying put for the time being, a lot of people will be thinking about their next trips or perhaps reflecting on previous travels.

It seems Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council, is doing the latter.

On Tuesday, His Highness shared a series of snaps from his visit to Scotland last year.

Sheikh Hamdan visited the Isle of May, and posted quite a few throwback snaps from his trip. It was definitely a trip fully focussed on photography for the Crown Prince of Dubai, as in the photographs he shared he was strapped with quite a few cameras and lenses whilst on a boat.

The pictures were reposted to a Sheikh Hamdan fan account called ‘Group Fazza’.

The fan account captioned the post with a poignant quote: “Life will move on, to make happy and new memories more and more beautiful than the past.”

However, right now Sheikh Hamdan is urging all UAE citizens and residents to stay home in order to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Last week His Highness issued a powerful statement on the matter.

Addressing his four million Twitter followers, His Highness told everyone to “urgently recognise the serious of the new reality we live in”.

He noted how the global COVID-19 pandemic was worsening “at an exponential pace”, but recognises the “tireless efforts” of the medical and health teams has helped protect communities in Dubai.

“Everyday, we see the global situation around COVID-19 worsening at an exponential pace,” he began. “However, thanks to the tireless and incredible efforts of our emergency response team, we have managed to protect ourselves and our communities till date.‬”

Sheikh Hamdan also noted how the virus is a “very real threat” to everyone.

“‪This pandemic is a very real threat to each and every one of us, our families and friends,” he said. “The only way to guarantee that we safeguard the wellbeing of our loved ones is to ACT now, TOGETHER and WITHOUT exceptions. Stay Home.‬”

In the UAE, there have been 814 confirmed cases — 61 have recovered, eight have been fatal.

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