Cristiano Ronaldo's photo with Dubai Crown Prince takes social media by storm 

Sheikh Hamdan and Ronaldo both posted images of their meet-up in Dubai. (Instagram)
Updated 02 January 2019

Cristiano Ronaldo's photo with Dubai Crown Prince takes social media by storm 

DUBAI: A photograph of Cristiano Ronaldo spending time with Dubai's crown prince, Sheikh Hamdan kicked off a social media storm on Wednesday.

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Great time together @faz3 ! #mydubai

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The pair were seen enjoying each other’s company in a picture posted on both their Instagram accounts on Wednesday. 

Sheikh Hamdan, known as @Faz3 on Instagram, posted the photo with a caption: “A great player and a greater friend @cristiano.” 

Ronaldo, who is currently on a high-profile visit to Dubai where he spent New Year’s Eve, posted a slightly different photo with the crown prince giving a thumbs-up. 

The Juventus football star also shared his own feelings about the photo, saying: “Great time with @Faz3."

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A great player and a greater friend @cristiano

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Ronaldo was spotted touring around Dubai with his family, partner Georgina Rodriguez and son Cristiano Junior. He is in the UAE for the Globe Soccer Awards at Madinat Jumeirah.

The Portuguese forward has been sharing endless pictures abroad a luxury boat and live-streaming his helicopter ride around the city. 

He also welcomed the New Year watching Dubai's spectacular New Year's Eve fireworks.


Emirati singer Ahlam boasts necklace worth $7 million in Saudi Arabia

Ahlam Shamsi took to the stage in Saudi Arabia for an unforgettable performance. (Instagram)
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Emirati singer Ahlam boasts necklace worth $7 million in Saudi Arabia

DUBAI: This week, Emirati singer Ahlam Shamsi took to the stage in Saudi Arabia for an unforgettable performance that closed out the Kingdom’s Riyadh Season.

For the occasion, the coach of the “The Voice: Ahla Sawt” wore several looks, including an elegant black Zuhair Murad gown that closed the event on a glamorous note. She was bedecked in jewels, including an emerald necklace by Lebanese-born American jeweler Samer Halimeh that is reportedly worth $7 million — Shamsi’s choice of accessories dazzled with megastar wattage during the concert.

The custom-made statement necklace boasted 380 carats of intense yellow diamonds alongside rare Colombian green emeralds. Six months in the making, the attention-grabbing bauble was a joint effort between the jewelry house’s New York and London ateliers. She paired the tailor-made piece with matching drop-down earrings from the fine jewelry label.

“An unforgettable night of grandiose performance by the Queen @ahlamalshamsi who made a breathtaking entrance with @samerhalimehny jewelry,” wrote the brainchild behind the necklace on his Instagram page.

After her show, the singer was presented with a gold shield from Saudi’s General Entertainment Authority as a tribute to her career that launched 25 years ago.