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Barcelona star Messi photographed with Dubai ruler

Dressed in a baseball cap, t-shirt and denim shorts, the 28-year-old player cut a casual figure standing with Sheikh Mohammad

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Barcelona star player Lionel Messi on Tuesday posted a picture on social media with Dubai’s ruler Sheikh Mohammad bin Rashid al-Maktoum.

“Thank you… for your hospitality in Dubai,” the Argentinian forward wrote on Facebook, signing off with his initials.

Dressed in a baseball cap, t-shirt and denim shorts, the 28-year-old player cut a casual figure standing with Sheikh Mohammad, who also serves as the UAE’s vice president and prime minister.

Thank you HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum for your hospitality in Dubai.Gracias a HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum por su hospitalidad en Dubai.- LIO

Posted by Leo Messi on Monday, 28 December 2015

Messi was in Dubai to attend the Globe Soccer Awards, where he won prizes for the best team and best player.

On Wednesday, he will play his 500th game for Barcelona at the club’s home stadium.