Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Celebrates 10 Years On Twitter

25 June 2019
Culture, Twitter, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid
Credit: Dubai Media Office
CEO and co-founder of Twitter, Jack Dorsey, marked the occasion during his visit to Dubai

The vice president and prime minister of the UAE, and ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid was gifted a book filled with his most popular tweets by Dorsey, who's visiting the country for the first time, in honour of the royal's 10-year #Twitterversary this month.

Sheikh Mohammed has long been admired for being an early adopter of the social media platform in the Middle East – and clearly it's paid off, as he boasts a whopping 9.71 million followers.

In 2018, he was ranked 11th on the list of the 50 most followed world leaders. The year before, the ruler of Dubai made the top spot as the most followed leader on Twitter in the Arab world.

And it seems to run in the family. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed, the crown prince of Dubai, has 3.85 million followers on the social media platform, while deputy ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed, gained thousands of followers within minutes of joining Twitter this week during Dorsey’s visit.