Thoughtful act from Abu Dhabi crown prince goes viral

Sheikh Mohammad bin Zayed al Nahyan, the crown prince of Abu Dhabi and the UAE armed forces deputy supreme commander, was shown in video footage jumping from his seat and cut a conversation with the King of Jordan in order to help Saudi's King Salman bin Abdulaziz, who seemed to have dropped something on the floor.

The moment happened during last week's ‘North Thunder’ military drills that brought together armed forces from 20 Arab and Islamic countries in Hafr Al-Batin, Saudi Arabia – which was also attended by Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad al-Thani of Qatar.

The thoughtfulness of Sheikh Mohammad bin Zayed prompted Saudi social media users to come up with the hashtag #SheikhMohammadbinZayedintheHeartsofSaudis, which was picked up in Arabic across the Gulf region.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:50 - GMT 06:50