- UAE Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum rides Tube
- Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum snaps selfie
- Their Tube ride was viewed by the son’s millions of social media followers
They could be any Tube commuters – battling the summer crowds on a blistering hot day beneath central London, taking selfies and uploading them to social media.
But these two chaps are not your average Oyster Card users, ramming up against you with their luggage en route to Heathrow in peak hour.
The man seated on the right is His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai.
His co-rider seated on the left is his son, Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum, the Crown Prince of Dubai.
Mind the pap: Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, photographed today taking the London Underground with his son Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum, the Crown Prince of Dubai.
Time and Forbes have put his father’s wealth in excess of $4 billion, though note he gifted $10 billion in 2007 to set up the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation, which aims to help future generations develop sustainable solutions in the Arab world.
During their Tube ride, Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum appears to have taken a selfie with his father – and other Tube riders – and uploaded it to his Twitter, Instagram and SnapChat accounts.
Unlike normal traditional arab dress, the pair were dressed down casually for summer like many other Londoners enjoying the warmer weather.
It is unconfirmed which line the pair were travelling on but one user has identified it as the Central Line.
The pair appeared to be travelling with an entourage, with one man pictured sitting between them in some photos.
They also possibly had a professional photographer with them, with a man pictured standing alongside commuters holding a large camera.
The pictures and a video were then distributed through the son’s social media accounts.
The Crown Prince has 1.84 million followers on Twitter while he has 3.8 million followers on Instagram.
‘From #londonunderground,’ he said on Twitter while posting the pic.
UAE royalty on the London Tube. A photographer, possibly connected to the pair, stands nearbyRuler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum attends the American University Dubai 2013 Graduation Ceremony on May 12, 2013 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Crown Prince of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum, attends the tenth edition of Art Dubai 2016 on March 15, 2016 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates