His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, is known for being very much in touch with the people of the UAE and a new viral video has proven exactly why.
In a video posted to social media platform TikTok, footage was captured of the Dubai Ruler on a recent outing in Motor City. His Highness, in the company of a few others, is seen walking towards his car, which is emblazoned with the well-known number one number plate, opening the door and getting in.
While the action in itself is very simple, it speaks volumes, as many users noted in the comments of the video, which has now been viewed over one million times.
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Sheikh Mohammed has been lauded as a “humble” and “great” leader by viewers.
“Because people love him, he doesn’t need much security,” one user commented.
“You see the [difference] no 50 security members and cameras everywhere [because] he made sure the country is a safe place for everyone,” another said.
Another also added, “What a great leader, which is [a] lesson to [the] world.”
The safest place in the world
The safety of UAE citizens and residents has continually been reflected in the leadership of the country.
Last year in November in an official report by Gallup, it was found the UAE is the safest place to walk alone, with 95 per cent of the country’s residents feel safe, especially when walking alone at night.
Sheikh Mohammed himself shared his pride in the ranking, noting how safe the UAE was for women and how they can walk home, be it day or night, “without fear”.
“Security is a blessing and safety is tranquillity,” he said. “If a woman wanders alone at any hour of the day or night without fear, she knows that she is in the Emirates.”