A fascinating look at a day in the life of the Prince of Dubai
A sportsman, a photographer, a true romantic. Welcome to the world of His Royal Highness Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum, the second son of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. The Crown Prince of Dubai enjoys the reputation of a modern-day Aladdin and is known and adored all around the world. His Instagram has nearly four million subscribers, his every step is followed by an army of female admirers, and his subjects' love for him knows no bounds.
We at Bright Side can't help admiring this person as well - not just because of his good looks and lavish lifestyle, but because of the many commendable things he does!
Avid animal lover
Horses are Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum's greatest passion. He not only owns a private stable, but he also defends his country's honor at international horse racing venues. His achievements include taking gold at the 2014 World Equestrian Games in France. The heir to the Dubai throne also supports several animal welfare charities.
Caring about each and every person
Charity and all-encompassing philanthropy are always at the top of the list of the Prince's life priorities.
Supporting people with special needs
Ever since he assumed the title of Crown Prince, Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum continues to be the honorary patron of the Dubai Autism Centre. In addition, he actively participates in several children's welfare funds and purchases medical equipment for hospitals.
Always open to the world
It really seems that the Prince has a place in his heart for every person on the planet. Various sports events, such as the Nad Al Sheba, are regularly held in Dubai under his patronage, and this royal always has an attentive ear and a kindly smile for any spectator or participant.
Learning from admirable examples
The Prince gladly spends time with the people he seeks to help. He also tries to see the world from their perspective. This includes taking part in friendly games of wheelchair basketball.
'When people with special needs are given the chance, they rise above their disability and achieve and excel like everyone else... Their daily achievements are an inspiration to me, as they show us what sheer willpower and persistence can achieve,' he said after playing for the UAE Special Needs Team.
Committing everyday heroics
The Prince also chairs the Dubai Sports Committee. One of his chief responsibilities is to promote a sportive lifestyle among his country's youngest citizens.
Active, unpretentious, and enthusiastic
In his day-to-day life, Prince Hamdan is quite an ordinary guy. For instance, he loves to wear sports clothes and baseball caps. He also enjoys participating in various urban events, such as yoga festivals, and he takes an enthusiastic involvement in the annual Dubai marathon!
Being a positive role model
The Prince never misses a chance to demonstrate his own sporting prowess. How does it feel to take a break from one's royal lifestyle to participate in a grueling and unusual competition, called the Spartan Dubai Race? Piece of cake!
Supporting young talents
Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum is a devoted photographer. He's even established a new international competition called the Hamdan International Photography Award. Its prize fund amounts to almost $400,000 - the largest prize among competitions of this type. The poetically gifted royal likens the art of photography to a ray of hope that illuminates the path to a better tomorrow for the whole of humanity.
The most eligible bachelor on earth
The heir to the Dubai throne not only wins prestigious awards, attracts international investors, runs charities, and practices extreme sports. He also is modest, intelligent, and good mannered. The ideal image of an Arabian prince!
Oh, and did we mention that Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum is still single?!