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'Great to see you my friend': Cristiano Ronaldo hangs out with Sheikh Hamdan in Dubai over Christmas

He posted a photo with the royal while in the UAE over the holidays

Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed, Crown Prince of Dubai, spent time with Cristiano Ronaldo and his son, Cristiano Jr, when the sports star was in Dubai over his Christmas break. Instagram/Cristiano Ronaldo 
Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed, Crown Prince of Dubai, spent time with Cristiano Ronaldo and his son, Cristiano Jr, when the sports star was in Dubai over his Christmas break. Instagram/Cristiano Ronaldo 

Cristiano Ronaldo spent Christmas in Dubai, and hung out with Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed, Crown Prince of Dubai while here. The pair shared a photo from the luxury Bulgari Hotel in Jumeirah.

Ronaldo also spent time on the beach with his family (and Santa Claus) while in Dubai, and worked out with tennis star, Novak Djokovic, at the Hamdan Sports Complex on Emirates Road.

Ronaldo posted a photo of himself with Sheikh Hamdan and his eldest son, Cristiano Ronaldo Jr, aged nine. He captioned the photo, "Always great to see you my friend @faz3".

Earlier in the week he posted an adorable family snap on the sandy beaches of Dubai. Posing with partner Georgina Rodriguez, and his four children: Cristiano Jr, Mateo, Alana and Eva. Father Christmas was there for the festive snap.

But it wasn't all time off and festive beaching for the sports star. He spent time in the gym, at Dubai's Hamdan Sports Complex, working out in a plunge pool and working on his jumping technique with none other than Novak Djokovic.

And here he is working out in the pool:

Rodriguez was also posting photos of her time in the UAE with Ronaldo, and was seen jet skiing around Dubai's coastline. Ronaldo is in town to headline the Dubai International Sports Conference on Saturday, December 28.

During the conference, he told the crowd that he hopes to start working in the movie business. "I hope I live more than 50 years more and I want to prepare to face the obstacles of a new life, to do things I don’t know how to do," he said. "For instance, to participate in a movie. But you need to have a good preparation, you need to have top English, and then you don’t have to be nervous."

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, Dec 28 – 2019 :- Left to Right - Rui Pedro, TV Sports Analyst and Cristiano Ronaldo, Juventus FC & Portuguese National Team Player during the 14th Dubai International Sports Conference held at Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai. ( Pawan Singh / The National ) For Sports/Instagram. Story by John
Cristiano Ronaldo during the 14th Dubai International Sports Conference at Madinat Jumeirah on Saturday, December 28. Pawan Singh / The National

Tennis legend Novak Djokovic also spent time with Sheikh Hamdan in Dubai this week, and praised the Dubai Crown Prince's passion for sports: "On my path I have met many enthusiasts who love sports, but you @faz3 have raised passion and commitment and respect for sport to another level. Love your work and I am happy to be of service on that fantastic mission of yours to bring love for sports closer to people."

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Updated: December 29, 2019 11:10 AM

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