Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, celebrates turing 70 today.
Sheikh Mohammed was born into the family of Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum.
He was the third out of four sons.
His first lesson of being a leader came from his grandfather Sheikh Saeed, who was then the Ruler of Dubai.
Beyond being a visionary leader that has been at the fore front of development in Dubai,
Sheikh Mohammed is a renowned poet and an award winning knight.
As a poet, Sheikh Mohammed writes with elegance and his writing is full of fluidity. No topic is left untouched in his collection of poems. From unrequitted love to current affairs, he does justice to all his poems.
A distinct style in his poetry writing is the use of riddles. He has poems that are crafted in form of questions and he encourages the public to get in touch with their inner poet and answer the riddles in his poems.
Being a poet showcases his artistic and sensitive side that is not usually seen in leaders. It shows that beyond being a stern ruler he is also human with emotions like everyone else.
According to him, " All my poems are a result of personal experience, event or situation."
Aside being a poet, Sheikh Mohammed is a magnificent knight.
He has won different trophies from various Royal Ascot to winning the Investec Derby at Epsom. In 2012, he was crowned FEI World Endurance championship winner.
Despite being a busy leader, he makes out time to attend various endurance events.
From the United Kingdom, Italy, UAE to Bahrain, His Highness has been sighted in various endurance events aorund the world.
As he turns 70 today, people of the nation are proud to call him their leader.
In leading he has shown immpecable strength and humility. Happy Birthday Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
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