Dubai’s Ruler, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum took to Instagram to share an endearing video spending time with birds.
Sheikh Mohammed spent time bird-feeding
By the looks of the video, the Ruler spent time feeding four birds in a closed area with partial sand on the floor. Sheikh Mohammed was shown holding a handful of tiny food items and the birds would follow him to eat. The video has received numerous comments from users praising Sheikh Mohammed and it was reposted by Dubai’s Crown Prince, Sheikh Hamdan too.
Conservation has been an important aspect to UAE rulers
Last year, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and Abu Dhabi’s Crown Prince, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan were shown spotting a houbara bird at a land allocated for construction. The rulers ordered for shifting the construction project to protect the bird and Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed initiated a rehabilitation project named the International Fund for Houbara Conservation.
Launched in January this year by Sheikh Mohammed, the conservation reserve is home to 39 plant species, 26 reptiles species, nine mammal species, 19 endangered animals and birds and up to 500 flamingos. It’s an unfenced conservation reserve with an area of 40 hectares across Al Qudra lakes, adding to the ecotourism attractions in the city, like the Ras Al Khor wildlife sanctuary.