Dubai: A young Iraqi girl, who was supporting the UAE national team at the Asian Cup, was surprised on Saturday by Shaikh Mohammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.
In a video shared by the Dubai Media Office, Shaikh Mohammed is seen meeting Sarah Abdul Rahman Khashman, an Iraqi national who was cheering the UAE national team during the event. Her fervent support for the team was captured completely in her act of kissing the UAE flag.
During their meeting, Shaikh Mohammed gifted young Sarah a copy of his latest book, Qissati. The book was signed by the Dubai Ruler.
He also took notice of Sarah's gesture of kissing the UAE flag during the Asian Cup and told the young girl, "This country is your country too."