Mohammed surprises weeping Iraqi girl ecstatic over UAE win

By Sheena Amos

DUBAI 27 January 2019: A young Iraqi girl who went ecstatic over UAE football team’s win in the on-going AFC Asian Cup, was pleasantly surprised by no other than His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

In a crucial quarter-final match, the UAE beat reigning champs Australia.

The young girl, Sarah Abdulrahman Khashman, kissed the UAE flag she held and wept with joy over the win. Her emotional celebrations were caught live on TV.

Mohammed bin Rashid surprised Sarah, “who stood with all love behind our national team”, said the Dubai Government Media Office.

He received the girl and gave her a signed copy of his latest books.


Dubai Gazette