Dubai's own happily ever after: Crown prince engaged to...who?!
The crown prince met Said while working on a charity project last year in one of Dubai's shantytowns (Courtesy of World News Daily Report)
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Folks, this is a happily ever after story that is sure to make waves on UAE's shores!
Thw 28-year-old crown prince of Dubai is tying the knot with his love, former street girl Kalila Said, according to World News Daily Report.
Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum met the 23-year-old Said while working on a charity project last year in one of Dubai's poorest shantytown neighborhoods. But it sounds like Said was not as charmed as you might think with Mr. Hamdan, at least not right away. According to the report, it was not until three months after the engaged couple met that Said agreed to start seeing him (and you can guess how the rest of the story goes...).
Some rumors circulated that Hamdan's father, Dubai's ruler, threatened to disown his son if he continued his relationship with Said, but such rumors seem far from the truth with reports that Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum gave his blessing already to the newly-engaged couple.
While most media headlines have focused on Hamdan as Said's "catch" and the "lady's prize" due to his charm, good looks, talents (an avid skydiver and poet), and of course status, Said is quite the catch herself as well, having earned her degree in Psychology from the American University of Dubai as a recipient of a Royal scholarship for exceptional merit.
Mr. Hamdan was previously engaged to one of his cousins, Sheikha Sheikha Al Maktoum, but the wedding was called off earlier this year.