A video features the King of Bahrain walking in Dubai, accompanied by his robot bodyguard.
A video circulated on social media allegedly shows the King of Bahrain in Dubai with his robotic bodyguard.
Misbar investigated the viral video and found the claim to be misleading.
After conducting a thorough reverse image search, Misbar’s team determined the video making the rounds to be outdated and unrelated to the King of Bahrain.
This Is Not the King of Bahrain’s Robot Bodyguard
The video does not actually depict the King of Bahrain, nor is the robot seen in the footage functioning as a bodyguard. Instead, the robot belongs to a series of models produced by an entertainment company and available for hire at events.
Through a reverse image search of ke
y frames, Misbar's team traced back to the International Defence Exhibition held in Abu Dhabi, in February 2019.
A YouTube channel uploaded the full version of the video on March 2, 2019, under the title, "Titan Robot in UAE Defence Show at IDEX 2019."
The video displays the same robot showcasing its abilities in front of a crowd outside the exhibition, where it speaks both Arabic and English to the audience.
The individual seen walking ahead of the robot does not resemble the King of Bahrain, as the latter is known to sport only a mustache rather than a full beard.
Misbar previously debunked the same claim.
The Robot “Titan”
The robot featured in the video is named Titan and was hired during the exhibition to welcome and entertain the attendees. Titan is manufactured by Cyberstein Robots, a British company known for creating a variety of interactive live entertainment robots. These robots are meticulously designed, incredibly humorous, and can adapt to a wide range of events.
Titan gained further recognition when it appeared on 2022's Britain's Got Talent, where it showed off its comedic talents with a routine.
The King of Bahrain
His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa was born on January 28, 1950, in Riffa, which corresponds to Rabe'a Al Awal 7, 1369, on the Hijri calendar. He is the eldest son of the late Amir of Bahrain, Shaikh Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa.
After the passing of his father, Sheikh Isa bin Salman Al Khalifah, in 1999, Hamad assumed the position of emir of Bahrain. Later, in 2002, he declared himself king, becoming the ruling monarch of Bahrain.