Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum, the second son of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, is the favourite of social media users who compare him with the Disney’s Aladdin.
After abnegation of his elder brother Rashid bin Mohammed in 2008, he became the hereditary prince and quickly turned in the press favourite. Hamdan enters the list of the most good catch bachelors of the planet. He is also the well-known patron and philanthropist.
Hamdan also writes verses under pseudonym Fazza and has an Instagram account with over 3.7 million subscribers. Let’s find out in details what else this striking rich prince is up to.
1. He is Crown Prince of Dubai
Sheikh Hamdan is the second of 13 kids to his father, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, ruler of Dubai and his mother Sheikha Hind bint Maktoum bin Juma Al Maktoum, and he is the third of his father’s 23 children. His eldest brother Sheikh Rashid bin Mohammed died of a heart attack in September 2015, at the age of 33. In 2008, Fazza was appointed hereditary Crown Prince of Dubai, skipping his late brother Rashid in the queue because he was, reportedly, more suited for the role.
2. He attended the same college as the British royals
Fazza was educated in Dubai at the Rashid School for Boys and at the Dubai School of Government. Then, like his father before him, he attended Sandhurst Military Academy in the UK (fellow alumni Prince William and Prince Harry), he graduated from there in 2001. He later attended the London School of Economics where he took several specialised training courses in ‘Economy’.
3. He takes an active role in society
In 2009, he was appointed as chairman of the Dubai Executive Council, he is a member of the Dubai Sports Council, and the Dubai Autism Centre and is also head of the Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid establishment for Young Business Leaders. Initiatives he has launched include the “Hamdan bin Mohammed Smart Government Programme”, in 2013. The initiative aimed to lay down the foundation for a ‘smart’ government, making the government more accessible to the citizens of the UAE through the use of technology. This initiative is hugely successful.