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UAE Sheikh defies boycott, dines in Qatari store in London

July 7, 2017 at 6:06 pm

Despite the UAE boycott of Qatar, the son of the ruler of Dubai was seen enjoying a trip to Harrods in London.

Videos shared on social media websites show Majid Bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, accompanied by a number of his friends inside the store owned by the Qatari government.

Saudi Arabia’s official news channel had accused Harrods of spying on its citizens and others from the UAE and Bahrain. The three countries and Egypt severed diplomatic ties with Doha on 5 June.

According the semi-official Saudi newspaper Al-Ekhbariya, Harrods “management decided to collect data on the purchase of its customers, citizens of the ‘siege’.”

Emirati Sheikh Majid Al-Maktoum, 30, holds a master’s degree in crisis management and studied at the Sandhurst Queen’s Academy in Britain.

Qatar bought Harrods in 2010.