Watch: UAE President takes stroll on street without guards, protection; viral video wins hearts

Deep in conversation, Sheikh Mohamed walks down the street as casually as any other resident would, much to the delight of social media users

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Screenshot: Twitter
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Published: Thu 25 May 2023, 11:56 AM

Last updated: Fri 26 May 2023, 12:31 AM

The beloved UAE President, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, is well-known amongst the country's residents for his charming humility and down-to-earth nature. He is known to share a wonderful relationship with both other leaders and the people of the UAE, personally calling and visiting residents on multiple occasions to make them feel appreciated.

Indeed, his easy-going, approachable demeanour has once again won fans' hearts, as a video recently surfaced on social media showing the UAE Royal walking on a street without guards, roadblocks, or protocol.

At first glance, you may not have recognised the President — that's how unsuspecting His Highness' stroll is. Deep in conversation, Sheikh Mohamed strolls down the street as casually as any other resident would, much to the delight of resident Hassan Sajwani, who witnessed, and managed to capture, the delightful sight.

"No guards, no protocols, no roadblocks", read the Twitter user's caption. "UAE President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed walking on a street like any other person … this how safe the UAE is … this is how humble my President is!"

Users in the comments expressed similar feelings of admiration for His Highness, with one user commenting, "One of my favourite things about Dubai is how safe it is."

"To me, that's what happens when a leader looks after his people. He doesn't need to fear them", said another. "We are his guards, his protocol and his roadblock", a particularly heartwarming comment read.

This is not the only time a UAE royal has headed out to walk among the people. In two separate instances, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has been found out and about in the emirate.

In these pictures, the Dubai Ruler can be seen in DIFC, where he had arrived for the official opening of the world's first functioning 3D printed offices.

Photo: Reuters
Photo: Reuters

Another time, Sheikh Mohammed was pictured sitting in a 10,000-strong crowd at the Coca-Cola Arena in Dubai, for a motivational event titled 'Achieve the Unimaginable'.

Photo: WAM
Photo: WAM


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