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Video: When UAE astronaut Hazzaa AlMansoori met his mother

Hazzaa AlMansoori, astronaut, Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan

Dubai - He returned to the UAE on Saturday.

By Web Report

Published: Sun 13 Oct 2019, 1:28 PM

Last updated: Sun 13 Oct 2019, 7:47 PM

A video of UAE astronaut Hazzaa AlMansoori meeting his mother after returning to the UAE on Saturday has gone viral on social media.

The video shows Hazzaa going down on his knees to kiss his mother's legs, before kissing her head and hugging her.

Hazzaa got a royal welcome as he returned to the UAE after becoming the first Emirati in space and the first Arab on the International Space Station (ISS). His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, received Hazzaa and his mission's backup astronaut Sultan AlNeyadi as they landed at Al Bateen Executive Airport in Abu Dhabi on Saturday evening.

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