Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum, the 28-year-old crown prince of Dubai, leads a charmed life.He is the son of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and monarch of Dubai, who is one of the world’s richest royals.
But that doesn’t mean he’s content to rest on his laurels. The Sheikh is the Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council and also heads the emirate’s committees on sports and autism.
He’s also got a ton of hobbies. Sheikh Hamdan is a noted poet who publishes under the name Fazza, and a competitive horseback rider who has won several awards, including a gold medal at the Asian Olympic games.
And he is a thrill seeker who says his many adventures have prepared him for leadership.
That's not the only strange flying contraption he's tried. Here he prepares for liftoff on the Xcitor
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