Facts About Sheikh Hamdan Dubai's Crown Prince

  • Publish date: Tuesday، 02 February 2021 Last update: Thursday، 09 November 2023
Facts About Sheikh Hamdan Dubai's Crown Prince

A few days ago on 14th November, His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin RashidCrown Prince of Dubai's celebrated his birthday.

In his 13 years in the role, Sheikh Hamdan, also known as Fazza, we’ve learned so many interesting facts about the young royal as he became a popular figure in the GCC.

Here are 5 facts we learned about him over the years:

  • The story behind his nickname ‘Fazza’

In a previous interview, His Highness Sheikh Hamdan explained the story behind his nickname.

Dubai’s Crown Prince explained that once he helped an old man in the desert, and because of that, the old man called by the name “Fazza”

Fazza means "a person who speeds to the help and support of others". From the Emirati dialect.


A post shared by Fazza (@faz3)

  • He has a great love for adventure.

We saw him enjoying almost every kind of sport out there. Starting from skydiving, jet-skiing, hiking, snowboarding, zip-lining, horse riding and many more.


A post shared by Fazza (@faz3)

  • He studied at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst

Sheikh Hamdan has shared photos from his time at Sandhurst, which he attended after studying at Rashid School For Boys.

  • He’s very fond of animals

We’ve seen him taking care of many animals over the years including dogs, falcons, giraffes, dees, birds, and turtles to name a few.


A post shared by Fazza (@faz3)

  • Horses hold a special place in his life

The royal shares pictures with his horses more than any other animal as well as introducing them to their follows.

Sheikh Hamdan has won international and regional endurance riding medals.


A post shared by Fazza (@faz3)

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