Video: Dubai Royal family’s summer getaway in Italy

The summer is upon us. The temperature in UAE is hovering around 50°C and the city is empty as families are holidaying in cooler destinations.

Dubai’s royal family were in Europe recently, away from the heat of the city.His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, was in Tuscany, Italy to attend the Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Endurance Festival. The Endurance Festival is held as part of UAE team’s preparations for the World Endurance Cup.

Accompanying him was his son, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai. The royal family seems to be having a good time in Italy, as pictures and videos on Instagram suggest.

In one video, we can see Sheikh Mohammed standing by the side of the road, and watching a team of horse riders strides by. He is seen waiting till the last one passes.


In a series of pictures, Sheikh Hamdan is seen posing in front of the iconic Leaning Tower of Pisa. In one, he is trying to fit in the tower between his fingers! And in another, he is ‘pushing’ the popular Italian landmark. The royal family has a liking for horses, including Sheikh Mohammed’s daughter Al Jalila. See the pictures below.