October 16, 2016

Snapshot: Sheikh Hamdan dominates social media

Apart from Great Britain’s Prince William and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, one of the world’s royalties taking social media by storm is UAE’s very own Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum.

If there’s one thing that we can say is true about social media, it’s that it’s for everyone–from us lowly commoners up to distinguished aristocrats. For the common people, social media allows us to be in the know about fashion, films, and our favorite celebrities. On the other hand, members of the royalty mostly use social media to reach a greater number of people in advocating for their causes, sharing their beliefs, and showing another side of their personality.

Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum, or Fazza as he is popularly known, is the Crown Prince of Dubai. He is the fourth of High Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s children. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum legacy of championing technology and economic reforms is largely supported by the Crown Prince.

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How does Sheikh Hamdan take social media by storm? It is through his posts and advocacies that are truly compelling.

Sheikh Hamdan’s Instagram posts are always to look forward to. Not only does he take good photos using his iPhone, which displays his inclination for photography (he is after all, the founder of the Hamdan International Photography Award) he also posts about what he loves, such as his family, hobbies, and other endeavors in life.

No wonder he has 4.1 million followers on Instagram! That’s more than double of Great Britain’s Kensington Palace Instagram account. Follow can follow Sheikh Hamdan on Instagram here.

Not only that, Sheikh Hamdan is also visible on Twitter with 2.04 million followers. Sheikh Hamdan uses Twitter for updates about various subjects concerning Dubai, such as economy.

From time to time, he also posts about his family, which includes congratulatory messages, his personal activities, and thoughts about array of topics. Follow him on Twitter by searching @HamdanMohammed.

Moreover, Snapchat has recognized Sheikh Hamdan’s presence by being chosen as one of the top 100 ‘global personalities’ on Snapchat. In 2015, he was also included in the select group of international leaders, celebrities, and influencers to have their ‘Official Stories.’ This was an initiative introduced by Snapchat to aid its users easily discover and identify interesting stories about leading global personalities.

This inclusion spoke of Sheikh Hamdan’s rising global profile in the social media and as an icon for young Arabs who actively interacts with the public not only locally but also internationally. The public can follow Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed on Snapchat where his username is faz3.

Followers can see more of his love for extreme sports, such as diving with elephants, fly boarding, trekking on glaciers, wing walking flying in an Airbus A380 next to Jet Man, and taking a selfie from the top of the Burj Khalifa. All of these he captures using just his GoPro Hero!

Social media is truly one of the best products technology has bestowed on mankind. At the tip of our fingertips, we can share what we feel, check our friends or relatives, and now connect with the people we look up to. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed may be royalty, but with social media, he can be a “friend” that we can all “follow” effortlessly.