Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed rescues European tourists stranded in the desert

Image capture of Hannah Karen Arroyo's photos via Twitter
  • Sheikh Mohammed personally helped European tourists stranded in the desert
  • He used his Mercedes Benz G-Wagen in towing the tourist’s vehicle out of the sand
  • The group even managed to take a photo with the Dubai ruler

The Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, also the Vice-President and Prime Minister of United Arab Emirates (UAE) is known for making surprise visits and appearances in public, even mingling with ordinary people.

Such humble gestures has made the Dubai leader well-loved and respected by local Emiratis and expatriates alike.

Just recently, Sheikh Mohammed didn’t think twice in getting his hands dirty again by helping a group of European tourists whose vehicle was stuck in the desert.

Hannah Karen Arroyo shared on Twitter how she and her friends got rescued by no less than the Ruler of Dubai himself who helped them tow their Honda Pilot out of the sand.

Sheikh Mohammed and some of his companions were seen tethering a rope tied to his white Mercedes Benz G-Wagen.

As it turned out, the rescue was a success as Hannah’s friends even managed to take a snap with Sheikh Mohammed afterwards; all of them were seen smiling on the camera.

Hannah captioned the photo: “My friend and I got stuck on the desert of Dubai and we got rescued by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid.”

Apparently, this is not the first time a member of the Dubai Royal Family went out of their way to help ordinary people.

According to The National, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed, Crown Prince of Dubai, last year helped a lorry driver who was also stranded in the desert. Sheikh Hamdan used his own Mercedes-AMG G63 and joined other vehicles in moving the lorry out.