Dubai's ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has been winning big at Britain's most valuable horse racing event ... and he's not holding back on celebrations this year.
On the contrary, the Dubai royal has been dancing his victory away in celebration of Godolphin's two race wins at the Royal Ascot. The Godolphin stable is owned by the Dubai ruler and his son Crown Prince Hamdan. The horse-racing enthusiast went all out with a traditional Emirati dance in which Sheikh Mohammed can be seen swirling from front to back (and front again) while raising his hat high up in the air.
The ruler's epic dance video was posted by a Dubai government official on Sunday and has since garnered over 162,000 views on Instagram. The celebratory dance comes after Blue Point, the ruler's horse from the Godolphin stable, became the first horse since 2003 to win two Royal Ascot races at the same meeting.
"He is a very good horse, and after he won the King's Stand, it was quite an easy decision to run him again," the ruler said, according to The National.
"We wanted to see him another time at Ascot before he goes to stud at the end of the season."
The Three-Finger Salute ... FTW!
In the UAE, you know there's some kind of success story around when the three-finger salute is spotted around you. When all three fingers are in a straight position, one can see the letter "W" which stands for "win" in the context of the Gulf nation - a gesture Sheikh Mohammed began and has since become a victory sign for the entire nation.
The letters "V" and "L" can also be spotted in the gesture with the former standing for "victory" and the latter for "love."
Over the years, the gesture has become the royal's signature move ... and he's even taught his kids how to form the gesture.
Sheikh Mohammed definitely got some moves!
In 2018, Dubai's ruler celebrated victory in pretty much the same way after his horse, Thunder Snow, won the main event at the Dubai World Cup, an annual event in which horses from around the globe come together to compete in the "richest race in the world."