Happy 70th birthday, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid! We take a look at our favourite moments from the Emir and occasions honouring him.
Fazza wishes HH Sheikh Mohammed on his 70th birthday
When Jumeirah announced an upcoming building based on Sheikh Mohammed’s fingerprint
Last January, Dubai Holding announced the development of Burj Jumeira, inspired by Sheikh Mohammed’s fingerprint. It’s a 550-metre oval-shaped tower cut in two halves surrounded with hotels, offices and residential spaces. It’s the latest addition to Dubai’s expansive skyline. Construction is expected to complete by 2023.
When Sheikh Mohammed dried a girl’s tears using his Ghutra
9-year-old Maryam burst into tears after winning the Arab Reading Championship last year. Sheikh Mohammed helped wipe her tears using his ghutra. Take a look at the heartwarming moment:
When a fleet of drones created an image of Sheikh Mohammed
UAE never falls short of honouring its rulers and founding fathers. Last January, hundreds of illuminated drones hovered over the Jumeirah sky to honour the Ruler’s 50 years of service. Check it out:
When Sheikh Mohammed called people to wish them Happy National Day
For the first time, the Emir made a surprise call to lucky residents with the number ‘1971,’ greeting them ahead of the National Day.
“This is Mohammed bin Rashid. I wanted to wish you a happy National Day personally. I hope you have happy days ahead, and for the nation a wonderful future. We will continue to serve you and this nation. May you, your families and this country be blessed always.” stated the ruler.
When Sheikh Mohammed did a celebratory dance at Royal Ascot
It was a rare moment at the renowned Royal Ascot race, when his thoroughbred racehorse Blue Point scored a rare double. Sheikh Mohammed was all smiles post-race, and did a little celebratory dance after the win. Check it out here.