Crown Prince goes incognito in London Underground: Dubai sheikh forgoes traditional robe on Tube

Crown Prince goes incognito in London Underground: Dubai sheikh forgoes traditional robe while riding the Tube during holiday with family and friends

  • Crown Prince of Dubai Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed al Maktoum posted snaps of himself on the Tube 
  • The sheikh, who was not wearing his usual traditional robes, was not recognised by fellow passengers 
  • The Prince has a huge Instagram following of 14.5m which includes the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo  
  • Sheikh Hamdan posted the photo of him on a packed out carriage with a friend he was on holiday with

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A globally known Dubai sheikh with almost 15million Instagram followers went completely unnoticed in the London Underground without his traditional robes on. 

Crown Prince of Dubai Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum made use of London‘s tubes while on holiday to the UK with his family and friends last week.

The Prince had been sharing updates of his trip to his 14.5million followers on Instagram – which includes the likes of football stars Cristiano Ronaldo and Paul Pogba as well as former England cricket captain Kevin Pietersen.

Sheikh Hamdan, not in his traditional robe, posted a photo on his account of him and his friend Badr Ateej looking slightly fed up with the capital’s underground system. The caption said: ‘We’ve got a long way to go and Badr is already bored’.

Crown Prince of Dubai Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum makes use of London tubes with his friend Badr Ateej

Crown Prince of Dubai Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum makes use of London tubes with his friend Badr Ateej

The Crown Prince shared the picture to his 14.5million Instagram followers as he went incognito on the Tube without his traditional robes on

The Crown Prince shared the picture to his 14.5million Instagram followers as he went incognito on the Tube without his traditional robes on

The pair can be seen standing in a crowded carriage but fellow passengers are none the wiser that they are in the presence of a Crown Prince.

Many of his followers found it very amusing that no one had realised who he was without his robes on. One commented on the post: ‘These poor people have no idea with whom they are travelling’.

Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum was also spotted joining Sheikh Hamdan on his London holiday.

The sheikh, who goes by Fazza, on his Instagram account might have have survived the London Underground without being noticed but during a visit to the capital in July, a viral clip showed the Prince being recognised by what appears to be an excited mother and son.

Sheikh Hamdan kept his followers up to date with Instagram stories such as this one overlooking the London skyline

Sheikh Hamdan kept his followers up to date with Instagram stories such as this one overlooking the London skyline 

The Crown Prince, who is known as Fazza on Instagram, was recognised by a Dubai resident during his last visit to London but he was not spotted this time around after foregoing his traditional robes

The Crown Prince, who is known as Fazza on Instagram, was recognised by a Dubai resident during his last visit to London but he was not spotted this time around after foregoing his traditional robes

Many followers found it hilarious that the Crown Prince had been able to travel on the Tube without being recognised. Pictured: The Sheikh takes a visit to the newly refurbished Big Ben

Many followers found it hilarious that the Crown Prince had been able to travel on the Tube without being recognised. Pictured: The Sheikh takes a visit to the newly refurbished Big Ben

The video was posted by his friend Ahmad Jaber Al Harbi, also followed by Cristiano Ronaldo and Kevin Pietersen, and the caption said: ‘When a Dubai resident spotted @faz3 in #London’. 

‘Fazza’ is no stranger to fame after meeting Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, during a tour of the UAE pavilion at Expo2020. 

The event, which was postponed due to Covid-19, was the first World Expo to be hosted in the Arab world and is also the largest event ever held in the region. 

The sheikh, who has risen to fame, was pictured with another Prince, The Duke of Cambridge, who visited the UK Pavilion at Expo2020 in Dubai

The sheikh, who has risen to fame, was pictured with another Prince, The Duke of Cambridge, who visited the UK Pavilion at Expo2020 in Dubai

Sheikh Hamdan, who has regularly been photographed with his friend Cristiano Ronaldo, also met up with the Manchester United forward at Expo2020. 

The pair explored the World’s deepest pool in Dubai which is 196 feet deep and features abandoned homes and an arcade. 

Ronaldo spoke to the public at the delayed World Expo event in January 2022 after former United manager Ralf Rangnick gave the players permission to enjoy a winter break. 

Sheikh Hamdan has often seen Cristiano Ronaldo when the footballer comes to Dubai. Pictured: Ronaldo with his son Cristiano Jr and the Crown Prince during the footballer's Christmas Break in 2019

Sheikh Hamdan has often seen Cristiano Ronaldo when the footballer comes to Dubai. Pictured: Ronaldo with his son Cristiano Jr and the Crown Prince during the footballer’s Christmas Break in 2019

The Crown Prince has seen the Portuguese star recently too at the delayed Expo 2020 event last January where Ronaldo gave a speech

The Crown Prince has seen the Portuguese star recently too at the delayed Expo 2020 event last January where Ronaldo gave a speech

The Crown Prince and Cristiano Ronaldo spent time together in Dubai

Ronaldo has been spotted with the Crown Prince a few times in the past

The Crown Prince in his more familiar traditional robes, spending time with Cristiano Ronaldo during the footballer’s visit in January

Sheikh Hamdan, who regularly posts on his Instagram, shared images of Ronaldo spending time with him and his friends during the trip

Sheikh Hamdan, who regularly posts on his Instagram, shared images of Ronaldo spending time with him and his friends during the trip 

Ronaldo and the Crown Prince visited the world's deepest pool Deep Dive before it opened its doors to invited guests in June 2021

Ronaldo and the Crown Prince visited the world’s deepest pool Deep Dive before it opened its doors to invited guests in June 2021

The Sheikh is known to be quite the globetrotter and is often seen touring different parts of the world.

According to his Instagram, after leaving London, he then went to Serbia’s capital, Belgrade. He has been exploring exhibitions and posted a picture of a mural of Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic.

Sheikh Hamdan’s last update showed him leaving Belgrade on an aeroplane as he sets off to whatever his next destination may be.  

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