Originally Posted by La la
I remember seeing a photo of him handing out a trophy to a European or American sportswoman. She was smiling at him and he was looking at the ground (he was literally looking at the GROUND avoiding eye contact with her).
I believe there is a verse somewhere in the Quran telling men to lower the gazes or something along those lines and that is what crossed my mind seeing that picture. Whatever the case, he comes across as very shy and sensitive.
Yes, there are indeed verses for both men and women to lower their gazes and protect their chastity. But that video might be old I believe as he has now been made to understand that he has got a public role and that he must comply with basic etiquette i.e. taking hand shakes with decency and easiness since he is the deputy ruler. Nevertheless, he handles hand shakes with women with poise now.
Besides, I believe, he is the only Maktoum man, who despite having a strong stature in the governance, has been sparred from all controversies, alleged relationships, and the wrath of claims from psychotic women. Though he receives scarce female attention, he is bestowed with ultimate privacy this way, at least! He seems like a kind man.