The Crown Prince of Dubai certainly has a soft spot for animals. Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum posted a heartwarming photo on his Instagram account showing himself taking a selfie while feeding a giraffe. The giraffe peered through the open sunroof of the car as it reached for the snacks offered by the Crown Prince.
The Crown Prince posted the photo on Monday and shared it with his 5,3 million followers. His post reads, “👀who came to say 👋🏼 and to have a snack! #giraffe #mydubai.” So far the post has reached over 165,000 likes from his followers all over the world.
The Crown Prince was born 14 November 1982 as the son of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and Hind bint Maktoum bin Juma Al Maktoum. His father is the current ruler of Dubai. He is one of 23 children, and his father has several wives. The Crown Prince had an elder brother, who died of heart attack in 2015 at the age of 33; he left behind a young son. The Crown Prince was educated at the Rashid School Boys and the Dubai School of Government. He continued his studies in the United Kingdom, and he graduated from Sandhurst and attended the London School of Economics. He was appointed as the chairman of the Dubai Executive Council in 2006. He was named as the Crown Prince on 1 February 2008. He is also the head of the Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid establishment for young entrepreneurs, and he sits on the Dubai sports council and the Dubai Autism Centre. He founded the Hamdan International Photography Award in 2011.
The Crown Prince publishes his poems under the name Faz’za, and his family are members of Royal Ascot. He is also a horse rider, and he led a team of five riders at Championships in 2016.