| 12 April 2024, Friday |

Sheikh Hamdan welcomes twins Rashid and Sheikha into the world

The Crown Prince of Dubai, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed, and his wife on Thursday welcomed twins, a boy and a girl, into the world.

Sheikh Hamdan and Sheikha Sheikha bint Saeed received messages of congratulations from across the nation on Thursday night after baby boy Rashid and baby girl Sheikha were born.

Well-wishers flooded on to social media to offer their congratulations, and top Emirati figures were among those to offer warm words to the parents.

“I congratulate my brother His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, for the arrival of his two children,” Sheikh Said bin Zayed, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior, said on Twitter.

Sheikh Hamdan, a popular figure on social media, announced the news to his followers in style as he shared an image of a pair of small feet, one pink and one blue.

His sister, Sheikha Maryam bint Mohammed, also shared the image on social media in celebration with her brother.

Sheikh Hamdan and Sheikha Sheikha bint Saeed tied the knot in May, 2019.

Two of Sheikh Hamdan’s brothers were also married during a ceremony described as a “joy of the nation”.