Summer time in Dubai means longer, sweltering days under the sun — so everyone is trying to find ways to beat the heat. As for the ruling family of Dubai, summer means jetting off for a cool and relaxing holiday somewhere in Europe!
This time around, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, traveled to Italy with his family. Based on the following photos they’ve been sharing on social media, they seem to be having a grand time!
Dubai’s Ruling Family Shares Photos of Holiday in Europe
This photo shows HH Sheikh Mohammed together with the Dubai Crown Prince, Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, at the Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Endurance Festival held in Tuscany, Italy.
In this video, the Ruler of Dubai looks on as the participants of the Endurance Festival race by.
Aside from watching the races, HH Sheikh Mohammed took his family to spend a day with the horses.
Meanwhile, his wife, Her Highness Princess Haya Bint Al Hussain, also shared photos of their holiday in Italy. In this picture, she explains the colors of the family’s horse riding clothes.
كانت لحظة مميزة لعائلتنا عندما قرر صاحب السمو الشيخ محمد بن راشد ان تعود القمصان الشهيرة ذات اللونين الماروني والأبيض واللونين الأزرق والأبيض الى حلبات السباق لتكون الألوان الخاصة بالجليلة وزايد ليتشاركوها مع إخوانهم واخواتهم وجميع شباب الامارات. هذه القمصان هي ذات الألوان التي استخدمها صاحب السمو في بداية مسيرته بمجال سباقات الخيول A family of colours! A wonderful moment for all of our family when His Highness Sheikh Mohammed decided that the famous Maroon and White silks, and the Blue and white silks that were his personal colors at the beginning of his racehorse owner would return to the racetracks for Jalila and Zayed to share with all their brothers and sisters, and the youth of the UAE!
Of course, a trip to Italy would not be complete without seeing the Leaning Tower of Pisa. HH Sheikh Hamdan could not resist having his photo taken with the iconic landmark!
Everybody seems to be having fun while cooling down this summer. And like everyone else, HH Sheikh Mohammed knows how to spend it – by relaxing and spending quality time with his family.