Dubai: Sheikh Hamdan shares picture of his newborn twins

Dubai - The Crown Prince welcomed his twins on Thursday.

By Yousuf Saifuddin Kapadia

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Published: Fri 21 May 2021, 8:27 PM

Last updated: Sat 22 May 2021, 3:04 AM

Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum posted a picture of his newborn twins on Friday after sharing the news of him becoming a father on Thursday evening.

On Friday, taking to Instagram, the Crown Prince of Dubai shared a picture of him holding his twins while seated on a sofa, dressed in a white kandoura.

In a tribute to his late grandfather, a portrait of Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum can be seen on the wall - in the background - watching over his grandson, the new doting father.

Earlier on Thursday, Sheikh Hamdan took to Instagram to post a simple image of blue and pink feet, suggesting he and his wife, Sheikha Sheikha bint Saeed bin Thani Al Maktoum, have welcomed a girl and a boy.

Sheikh Hamdan thanked Allah for the blessing in today's post.

The post has garnered over 200,000 likes at the time of filing this report, flooded with congratulatory messages by family, friends and local social media influencers - and being shared extensively by Dubai royals on Instagram.

A Government of Dubai Media Office official confirmed the babies' names to Khaleej Times: Sheikha bint Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum and Rashid bin Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum.

In Arabic, Sheikha means 'princess', while Rashid means 'rightly guided'.

The girl has got her mother's name, while the boy shares his with that of Sheikh Hamdan's late grandfather, Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum.

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