Italian city names waterfront after Dubai Crown Prince

Stresa marina to be renamed ‘Fazza’ after Dubai royal
Italian city names waterfront after Dubai Crown Prince
Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashed al-Maktoum (R) sits next to his son and Dubai Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan as they attend the ATP Dubai Open final tennis match between Switzerlands Roger Federer and Britains Andy Murray in the Gulf emirate on March 3, 2012. (AFP/Getty Images)
By Staff writer
Sun 01 Sep 2013 10:23 AM

The Italian city of Stresa has renamed its waterfront after Dubai’s Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, in recognition of the royal’s contributions to power boat racing.

The waterfront on Lake Maggiore in northern Italy has been renamed ‘Fazza’ as it gears up to host the fourth round of the UIM Skydive Dubai XCAT World Series, said to be one of the most challenging powerboat racing tournaments in the world.

Fazza is the poetic moniker of Sheikh Hamdan and a placard explaining the meaning of the name in Arabic, English and Italian has been placed at the heart of the waterfront. In Arabic, the name means a chivalrous person who ruses to help others in times of crisis.

Sheikh Hamdan is known in Dubai for his support of sports and other activities in the UAE. As well as his role as Crown Prince, Sheikh Hamdan is also chairman of Dubai Executive Council and founder of Skydive Dubai.

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