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    Dubai Crown Prince initiates relief efforts following record rainfall

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    by Ruman Baig
    48 mins ago

    In the wake of unprecedented rainfall wreaking havoc across Dubai, Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has taken swift action to aid affected residents.
    Over the weekend, Sheikh Hamdan directed the Dubai Land Department (DLD) and the Real Estate Regulatory Agency (RERA) to provide immediate assistance, including temporary housing, food provisions, and enhanced security, at no cost to those impacted by the inclement weather.
    This comprehensive response, part of a meticulously planned government initiative, aims to alleviate the hardships faced by flood-affected individuals and families. Residential management firms and real estate developers have been mobilized to offer temporary accommodations, distribute essential supplies within affected communities, and facilitate the safe return of residents to their homes.
    Additionally, services such as interior cleaning, damage assessment, and risk evaluation will be extended to ensure the well-being and safety of affected properties.
    Emphasizing personal oversight, Sheikh Hamdan pledged to closely monitor the progress of relief efforts. Ground teams have been deployed to provide on-the-ground support and assistance to citizens and residents throughout the recovery process. Moreover, a newly formed committee, comprising senior officials from Dubai’s community development authority, RTA, DEWA, and DET, has been established to coordinate and bolster support for those in need.
    Expressing gratitude to all contributors, Sheikh Hamdan conveyed a heartfelt message via his social media channels, acknowledging the collective efforts to aid the city in its time of need. In a video message shared with his extensive Instagram following of 16 million, Sheikh Hamdan commended the dedication of individuals who have tirelessly worked to assist the community and facilitate Dubai’s recovery from the unprecedented rainfall.

    In the aftermath of the deluge, which inundated communities, disrupted transportation, and prompted widespread remote work and learning arrangements, Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan’s proactive response reflects a steadfast commitment to the welfare and resilience of Dubai’s residents amidst challenging circumstances.
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    10 times Sheikh Hamdan was a doting dad to twins Rashid & Shaikha

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    by Sarah Joseph
    3 hours ago

    Since welcoming twins Rashid and Shaikha in May 2021, His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Crown Prince of Dubai, has truly become the ultimate doting dad.
    Throughout this time, His Highness, affectionately known by his nickname Fazza, has shared tidbits of the growing twins on social media, sharing some adorable doting father moments with his 14 million followers on Instagram.
    As the twins celebrated their first birthday this year, we look back on some of the special moments Fazza has shared with his growing little ones.

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    In Pics: Princess Rajwa Al-Hussein and Prince Hussein’s first official work trip

    Lifeby Ruman Baig4 hours ago Singapore’s vibrant city welcomed Jordan’s Crown Prince Hussein and Princess Rajwa Al-Hussein on a significant two-day official work trip.Their visit entails meetings with influential figures such as Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, President Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Finance Minister Lawrence Wong, and National Security Coordinating Minister Teo Chee Hean, fostering diplomatic ties.The royal couple, who tied the knot in a lavish ceremony at Zahran Palace in Amman last June, embarked on this diplomatic journey to explore synergies in technological unification. Crown Prince Al-Hussein emphasized the strategic importance of advancing Jordan’s international tech scene, unveiling ambitious plans for collaboration and innovation.Amid the visit, Crown Prince Al-Hussein took the opportunity to speak at a technology forum, stressing the need for creative initiatives to elevate Jordan’s Information Communication Technology sector. He extended a warm invitation to forum professionals to experience Jordan’s tech landscape firsthand, demonstrating a commitment to fostering international partnerships.For this important occasion, Princess Rajwa wore a neutral hued floral printed dress by Lydia Millen and paired it with the Jacquemus Le Bambino Long Osier shoulder bag.In essence, the royal visit to Singapore not only solidified diplomatic connections but also spotlighted the couple’s vision for a technologically empowered and globally integrated Jordan. Their journey, blending formal diplomacy with cultural exploration, left an indelible mark on the evolving narrative of international relations.Inside Prince Hussein and Princess Rajwa Al-Hussein’s first official work trip to Singapore:– For more on luxury lifestyle, news, fashion and beauty follow Emirates Woman on Facebook and InstagramImages: Instagram: @rajwaofjordannews More

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    In Pics: Crown Prince leads Dubai run with 226,000 enthusiastic participants

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    by Ruman Baig
    2 hours ago

    In a fitness spectacle that captivated the city, the Crown Prince of Dubai, spearheaded the world’s largest free fun run – Dubai Run 2023.
    The iconic Sheikh Zayed Road transformed into a vibrant sea of fitness enthusiasts, totaling an astounding 226,000 participants who joined in the celebration.
    Dubbed the “orange army,” runners and walkers took to the streets for Dubai Run, a grand finale to the month-long Dubai Fitness Challenge. The Crown Prince of Dubai, flanked by UAE astronauts Dr. Sultan Alneyadi and Hazzaa Almansoori, displayed a remarkable unity as they covered the 10km route, showcasing their shared passion for fitness.
    Noteworthy participants included Dr. Al Neyadi’s Expedition 69 crew members from his historic International Space Station mission. American astronauts Stephen Bowen, Warren Hoburg, and Francisco Rubio, along with Russian cosmonauts Sergey Prokopev, Dimitrii Petelin, and Andrei Fediaev, added an international flair to the event.
    Participants had the option of two routes – a 10km journey crossing the Dubai Canal bridge and concluding at the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) Gate, recommended for seasoned runners, and a 5km route starting near the Museum of the Future, passing iconic landmarks like the Burj Khalifa and Dubai Opera, and finishing near Dubai Mall, suitable for participants of all ages and abilities.
    Sheikh Hamdan’s infectious enthusiasm was palpable as he smiled and waved at the crowd, with gratitude expressed later on social media: “A big thank you to all 226,000 participants who joined Dubai Run!”

    The event not only showcased Dubai’s commitment to fitness but also brought together diverse communities in a shared pursuit of well-being. Dubai Run 2023 stands as a testament to the city’s dedication to a healthier, more active lifestyle, breaking records and fostering unity along the way.
    Take a look at how the Sheikh Zayed Road turned into a sea of orange for the run:

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    Sheikh Hamdan embraces the spirit of Onam 2023

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    by Ruman Baig
    3 hours ago

    In a delightful show of cultural appreciation, His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum took to Instagram yesterday to share his experience of enjoying the festivities of Onam.
    His Highness Sheikh Hamdan is known for his inquisitiveness towards different cultures and experiencing them. This time, the Crown Prince of Dubai was spotted celebrating Onam, a festival celebrated in the Southern state of India.
    Through captivating visuals on his Instagram story, the royal depicted his involvement in the vibrant celebration. Engaging in the authenticity of the occasion, he relished the Onam Sadhya, where a variety of traditional dishes are served on a bed of banana leaves.

    What is Onam?
    The Onam Festival, deeply rooted in the heart of the southern Indian state of Kerala, marks a jubilant and cherished harvest gala. Unfolding across a period of over ten days, this event pays tribute to the legendary King Mahabali and resonates with the spirit of the region. Traditional garments, resplendent flower arrangements, and lavish banquets shape the essence of Onam, which magnificently mirrors the rich culture of Kerala.
    What is an Onam Sadhya?
    Onam Sadhya is a traditional vegetarian feast served in Kerala, India, during the festival of Onam. It consists of a variety of dishes served on a banana leaf and typically includes rice, sambar, avial (mixed vegetable dish), olan (ash gourd and coconut stew), thoran (stir-fried vegetables), and payasam (sweet dessert). The meal is known for its elaborate and diverse flavors, and it holds cultural and social significance in Kerala.
    As an avid traveller, Sheikh hamdan is constantly seen partaking in the custom and traditions of different countries during his various expeditions. Whether its exploring the culinary depths of Japan by uncovering the hidden street gems or making the most of his Yokshire vacation by dressing up like an English gentleman – the Crown Prince knows how to navigate the land as a local.

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    In pics: Throwback to Sheikh Hamdan’s most heartfelt childhood moments

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    by Sarah Joseph
    13 hours ago

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    His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Crown Prince of Dubai, often gives his loyal fans a snippet into his childhood.
    Having garnered over 14.3 million followers, Fazza has always shared some of his favourite moments from when he was young.
    Ever since he was young, travelling around the world has been a core component of Sheikh Hamdan’s childhood and the old pictures on his feed portray the same.
    From precious family moments to embracing the wild with his favourite animals, we just can’t get enough of these adorable occasions caught on camera.
    As Emirates Woman scrolls through Fazza’s Instagram there are a host of throwback moments that shed light on his memorable moments as a young boy.
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    In Pics: Here’s where all the Arab Royals are spending their summer this year

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    by Ruman Baig
    40 mins ago

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    Summer in the UAE is unusually quiet as everyone is trying to escape the scorching heat. Travelling is on everyone’s agenda (including the Royals).
    This time of the year, Royals from the region are found enjoying their escapades in different parts of the world. From spending downtime in the Britain countryside to marvelling at the beauty of the French Riviera in Cannes, it is their downtime before resorting back to serving the people.
    2023 was no different — earlier this month, H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum was spotted on the streets of London, meeting and greeting his ardent admirers. Taking a stroll in Hyde Park, eating at popular joints and mingling with the locals, the Dubai ruler sure knows how to win hearts.

    Speaking of ruling from the heart, the Crown Prince of Dubai was also captured in kindness when he made an overwhelmed fan smile with his gesture, while on holiday. Fazza was spotted making a crying fan laugh in a video, after she couldn’t contain her excitement.

    When it comes to engaging with the monarchy across the world, there’s a set of rules one must always engage in. The UAE Royals are known for humanising the bond they share with their people beyond the protocol.
    Recently, HH Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the President of the UAE was also seen interacting with a large crowd in Egypt, sans any security. His Highness patiently obliged for pictures and spoke to the people without a security guard in sight, during his visit to the North Coast of Egypt.
    It is inspiring to see the leaders from this part of the world, sharing their kindness everywhere they go.
    ICYMI, scroll through the above gallery to know how all the UAE Royals are spending their summer.
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    12 interesting things you might not know about Sheikh Hamdan

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    by Sarah Joseph
    1 hour ago

    His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum is constantly here there and everywhere.
    With an unending list of passions and hobbies, Emirates Woman has taken a deep dive into some interesting things you might not know about the Crown Prince of Dubai.
    He’s a massive foodie

    For those always on the lookout for places to dine in, these well-known establishments in Dubai have had the seal of approval from UAE royalty.
    Sheikh Hamdan absolutely loves to dine at the best eateries in Dubai including Roka, Ammos, Alici, Carine, Avli by Tashas and many more.
    He’s a doting dad

    His Highness became a father for the first time in May 2021, welcoming twins Rashid and Shaikha into the world. Since then, the Crown Prince of Dubai has truly become the ultimate doting dad. Fazza has shared tidbits of the growing twins on social media, sharing some adorable doting father moments with his 14 million followers on Instagram. He welcomed his third child in February 2023. Revealed to be named Mohammed bin Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum, he is the third addition to the Crown Prince of Dubai’s growing family.
    He cycled alongside an ostrich

    In a heart-stopping video taken to social media, Sheikh Hamdan is seen racing an ostrich in Dubai which is the world’s fastest bird on land. As he cycles with his entourage on the track, his love for the wildlife is beautifully depicted in this video.
    He’s passionate about underwater sports

    While inspiring many to take the plunge, Sheikh Hamdan makes the idea of deep water underground diving look very easy, as he continuously shares footage of himself under the sea, while also heading numerous metres below the surface to explore hidden underwater caves.
    He can fly a helicopter

    Starting off from Bluewaters island and making his way to Dubai Marina Mall as he goes around Dubai, Dubai’s Crown Prince’s video on social media has circulated around the UAE as he clearly loves to fly his chopper.
    The Crown Prince is also a poet

    With the caption for the above image being translated as follows, picking up poetry from his father has been one of the hidden talents he possesses, as he has also published under the pen name ‘Fazza’ which is an ode to a legendary Arab knight.
    Nature of the Soul
    My poems have meaning written with intuition I write my poems aware and observant My poems are not empty and a waste of my time They become more valuable with the passing of time
    What his nickname ‘Fazza’ means
    As mentioned, Sheikh Hamdan is affectionately known as ‘Fazza’. It means “the one who helps” in Arabic.
    He has climbed to the top of Burj Khalifa

    While scaling to new heights before the end of 2020, Sheikh Hamdan is seen scaling the sky-high building with his video amassing over 900,000 views and over 10,000 comments. He also showcases how high he is as he points the camera directly below him showing the busy Dubai highway and other buildings below. Well, this is not the first time he managed to do this, he also scaled to the top around seven years ago.
    He’s besties with Cristiano Ronaldo

    Over the years, Sheikh Hamdan and football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo have become firm friends. Whenever Ronaldo visits the emirate, the Crown Prince is always on hand to ensure he has the best time in Dubai.
    He launched the Dubai Fitness Challenge

    The annual fitness challenge which takes place every year inspires residents of the emirate to work out for 30 minutes every day for 30 days. Fazza himself launched the Dubai Fitness Challenge back in 2017, encouraging people to be more active in the emirate.
    He’s an avid traveller

    With travelling back on the radar again, there’s no better source of inspiration than His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Crown Prince of Dubai. From mountainous regions to adrenaline-fueled spots, Fazza’s travels around the world exude his passion for exploration and adventure.After digging through the archives, Emirates Woman has curated a list of all the potential places to add to your bucket list from Sheikh Hamdan’s feed. From Scotland to Japan, this Royal has travelled the globe and continues to make trips around the world.
    He’s a keen photographer

    While he’s an adventurer at heart, Sheikh Hamdan is also a keen photographer always capturing spectacular shots of the travels he’s on and photographs around Dubai.
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