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Old Aug 12th 2010, 8:51 am
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Also known as Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Makhtoum.

When I first came out here you couldn't trip over without seeing his face plastered on a wall somewhere or in the papers. He was hopscotching across the world while opening a new building or highway every other day.

But these past eight months he's been very quiet and out of the limelight.

Any conspiracy theories? Health problems?
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Also known as Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Makhtoum.

When I first came out here you couldn't trip over without seeing his face plastered on a wall somewhere or in the papers. He was hopscotching across the world while opening a new building or highway every other day.

But these past eight months he's been very quiet and out of the limelight.

Any conspiracy theories? Health problems?
He can be seen having lunch in Abu Dhabi (Mubadala's offices) pretty often.

Given the lack of money I'm not sure he will be opening new buildings or roads too frequently nowadays.
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Fair points & I have heard rumours of health issues but have no idea of their veracity. I have also heard that he is hiding from some Eastern European creditors who really want their money back.
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He can be seen having lunch in Abu Dhabi (Mubadala's offices) pretty often.

Given the lack of money I'm not sure he will be opening new buildings or roads too frequently nowadays.
Wrong Sheikh Mohammed - the one at Mubadala is the Al Nahyan one.
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Wrong Sheikh Mohammed - the one at Mubadala is the Al Nahyan one.
ah. I thought they were the same!
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Also known as Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Makhtoum.

When I first came out here you couldn't trip over without seeing his face plastered on a wall somewhere or in the papers. He was hopscotching across the world while opening a new building or highway every other day.

But these past eight months he's been very quiet and out of the limelight.

Any conspiracy theories? Health problems?
Err... not at all, he's been a very busy man lately:

Farnborough buying planes: http://www.voxy.co.nz/business/emira...00-ers/5/55664

Winning endurance races: http://www.emirates247.com/sports/ot...07-26-1.271383

Ascot giving CNN interviews: http://edition.cnn.com/2010/BUSINESS...LQNt&wom=false
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Wrong Sheikh Mohammed - the one at Mubadala is the Al Nahyan one.
And he goes to Jones the Grocer - nearly spat out my coffee when he was 2 seats from me last Sat.
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And he goes to Jones the Grocer - nearly spat out my coffee when he was 2 seats from me last Sat.
He can afford Jones the Grocer.

Pasta sauce 80Dh!
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ah. I thought they were the same!
HH Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum is the Prime Minister and Vice President of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. Owner of Godolphin Stables (genuinely a highly regarded expert in bloodstock) and international competitor in top level endurance riding.

HH General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan is the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces. He chairs the Executive Council in AD and Mubadala amongst others. Sandhurst graduate, Brazilian jujitsu black-belt.
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He can afford Jones the Grocer.

Pasta sauce 80Dh!
he was eating burger and chips...

Here is your sheikh recognition lesson today:
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Here is your sheikh recognition lesson today:
Thanks. So the guy on the left is the one that mankind will thank one day for his green policies of watering the desert as per the sign on the SZR
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Brazilian jujitsu black-belt.
awarded or purchased?
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Thanks. So the guy on the left is the one that mankind will thank one day for his green policies of watering the desert as per the sign on the SZR
Yep! have you noticed that billboard is only in Arabic now... unless there is another
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Yep! have you noticed that billboard is only in Arabic now... unless there is another
I think there is two? One near Jebal Ali and the other in Jumeriah? (I might be wrong on that though)
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awarded or purchased?
Awarded. Why do you think he got into UFC? he is a massively into the sport - and it is equally massive amongst AD Emirati schoolboys..
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