Last year, a social media post of Dubai Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan helping a lorry driver stuck in the desert also went viral.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, reportedly rescued tourists whose vehicle got stuck in a desert area near Dubai on Saturday as they attempted off-roading.
Hanna Karen Arroyo tweeted a picture with the Prime Minister and Vice President of the UAE, along with two friends, and said the ruler helped pull their car out of the dunes.
“My friend and I got stuck on the desert of Dubai, and we got rescued by HH Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid,” she said on her Twitter account.
So far, the post has gotten over a thousand likes and retweets.
Arroryo said Sheikh Moahmmed was passing along when he spotted the wedged car, and immediately pulled over to help.
Another picture shared by the tourist shows a man in Emirati dress pulling a high-strength cable towards a Mercedes Benz G-class boasting a ‘Dubai 1’ car plate.
It is common for the Dubai ruling family to lend a helping hand to tourists and residents alike, and they are often seen taking pictures with strangers.
Last year, a social media post of Dubai Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum helping a lorry driver stuck in the desert went viral.