Unescorted Sheikh Mohammed surprises shoppers in Saudi Arabia

Newspaper says Mohammed toured malls without security

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, surprised shoppers in Saudi Arabia when he took time out of the Arab economic summit and visited malls in the Gulf Kingdom.

Sheikh Mohammed made the unscheduled tour of some shopping outlets in the Saudi capital Riyadh on Tuesday without any guards normally assigned to high ranking officials, prompting shoppers to surround him for token photographs.

“What attracted the shoppers was the absence of any security normally provided to senior officials when they make such tours. This illustrates Sheikh Mohammed’s humbleness and magnanimity,” the Saudi daily Ajel said.

“Many shoppers at the malls rushed towards Sheikh Mohammed when they noticed there were no guards and had photographs with him as he welcomed them.”

Sheikh Mohammed represented the UAE at the Riyadh Arab economic summit before returning home late Tuesday.

Photo exhibition captures Mohammed’s life

A 2-day photo exhibition showcasing the life and achievements of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum,Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai was held at the Air Cargo Terminal of Dubai International Airport.

Organised between Jan.20 and 22 by the Dubai Customs, the National Centre for Documentation and Research and the Cargo and Logistics-Dubai International Airport, the photo collection captures and documents the political and social activities, which made Sheikh Mohammed an exceptional leader and a model for diligence and success both locally and internationally.

Sheikh Mohammed’s own collection put on display at the exhibition also reflects important milestones in the history of the UAE.

Senior officials and a host of Dubai Airport staff visited the exhibition.

 

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