Crown Prince of Dubai Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum went aboard on an abra ride from Dubai Creek on Monday and praised a Pakistani abra captain during his journey.
The chairman of the Dubai Executive Council called Mubashar Zahoor Ellahi the best captain. After asking his name, Sheikh Hamdan said, “Mubasher, may God always give you good tidings.”
He surprised everyone by taking the abra ride and also went live on his Instagram page.
.@HamdanMohammed hits #Dubai waters for an #Abra ride. The Crown Prince went live on #Instagram while enjoying his ride. He loves talking to people and went ahead to chat with the captain of the abra.
Video from Instagram/faz3 pic.twitter.com/SGQ9Q3CQ3b
— Khaleej Times (@khaleejtimes) April 16, 2018
In response, the overwhelmed captain said, “I’m still in complete awe and cannot believe I had a royalty as a passenger and it was like a dream come true for me to come face to face with the Dubai Crown Prince.”
“I was surprised and elated but during the few minutes I was ferrying Sheikh Hamdan and his company on my boat, never did I feel uneasy because Sheikh Hamdan did not make me feel that he is my prince but appeared like an old-time friend,” Ellahi added.
A video was posted which was liked around 65,000 times and gained about 2,000 comments; Sheikh Hamdan was seen telling his friends to fix his agal before going in front of the boat to talk to the Ellahi.