Video: Sheikh Mohammed surprises audience at Dubai event
Dubai - He walked in and took a seat among the 10,000-strong audience.
Crowds thronging the Coca-Cola Arena in Dubai for the 'Achieve the Unimaginable' motivational event were in for a royal treat on Tuesday, September 3. As the show progressed, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, walked in and took a seat among the 10,000-strong audience. Cheers and applause broke out even as attendees scrambled to take their mobile phones out to click his photo.
The UAE Vice-President and his son, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, sat in on the session addressed by world-renowned life coach Tony Robbins.
"The UAE is a role model for motivating generations. We want to bring about positive change to the lives of people," Sheikh Mohammed said. "We start with this event with the aim to create a unique sector that focuses on events that fall in line with the UAE's spirit of achieving the unimaginable."
Hosted by the Mohammed bin Rashid Centre for Leadership Development (MBRCLD), the motivational event saw star speakers share their inspirational stories and expertise. The event also hosted speakers Nick Vujicic and Prince EA, and singer and best-selling author Alicia Keys. Nick Vujicic, born without arms or legs, is a New York Times best-seller and has inspired millions around the world; while Prince EA, an international keynote speaker and filmmaker, has been named in the Forbes 30 under 30.