Narratiive Tags - Khaleej Times Desktop
General
Logo
 

Why UAE leaders have changed their social media profile photos

reporters@khaleejtimes.com Filed on July 12, 2020 | Last updated on July 12, 2020 at 05.30 pm
Reason, UAE leaders, changed, social media, profile photos

(Dubai Media Office)

All the ministries and government departments have changed their profile photos, too.

UAE leaders, royals, ministries and government departments have changed their social media profile photos to the logo of the country's historic Mars mission. The Hope probe will blast off to Mars on July 15 at 00:51:27 UAE time from Japan's Tanegashima Space Centre.

Why UAE leaders have changed their social media profile photos (KT24726712.PNG)

Featuring an image of the Red Planet with a round border of the UAE flag, the logo says 'Hope Mars Mission 2020' in both English and Arabic. It's supported by a tag line that reads 'Arabs to Mars', reflecting the fact that the UAE's Hope probe is the Arab world's first inter-planetary mission.

Why UAE leaders have changed their social media profile photos (KT24727712.PNG)

Leading from the front in effecting the profile photo change are His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai; and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.

All the ministries and government departments have changed their profile photos, too.

The Hope probe will reach its Martian orbit in the first quarter of 2021, which will mark the golden jubilee of the emirates' union in 1971. It will help understand climate dynamics in the Martian atmosphere and explore why the planet is losing hydrogen and oxygen. Data collected will be shared with over 200 research centres across the world.

sahim@khaleejtimes.com 

Staff Reporter


ERROR: Macro /ads/dfp-ad-article-new is missing!
MORE FROM News
MORE FROM Khaleej Times
CurrentRequestUnmodified: /apps/pbcs.dll/article?avis=KT&date=20200606&category=ARTICLE&lopenr=200609088&Ref=AR&profile=1002 macro_action: article, macro_profile: , macro_adspot:
 
 
 
 
 
 
KT App Download
khaleejtimes app

All new KT app
is available
for download:

khaleejtimes - android khaleejtimes - ios khaleejtimes - HUAWEI AppGallery