Given that he recently reached the milestone of 13 years since he became the Crown Prince of Dubai, EW has taken a deep dive into some interesting things you may not know about His Highness, some of which may surprise you.
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 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 worked with Cristiano Ronaldo on his last trip to Dubai
The duo hit the gym and can be seen exercising on the treadmill in this video posted by Sheikh Hamdan, as the football icon was in town for the Dubai International sports conference and Dubai globe soccer awards.
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 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.