Exclusive | Sheikh Ali Al Maktoum who made waves in Hong Kong appears to have alter ego as singer with fan base in Philippines

by Reporters at scmp.com

A Dubai prince who made waves in Hong Kong recently appears to have gained fame as a singer-songwriter with a fan base in the Philippines before he decided to set up a US$500 million family office in the city, the Post has learned.

Two sources said that Sheikh Ali Rashed Ali Saeed Al Maktoum was also known as Alira, while checks by the Post of the performer’s videos available online and a now-defunct website about his showbiz career showed a striking resemblance between the two identities.