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Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, crown prince of abu dhabi, birthday

Dubai - His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum shared a short poem on Twitter to wish Sheikh Mohamed.

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Published: Wed 11 Mar 2020, 11:32 AM

Last updated: Thu 12 Mar 2020, 10:07 AM

UAE royals, citizens and residents alike have taken to social media to wish His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, on his 59th birthday.

Sheikh Mohamed is the son of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, Father of the Nation and the first President of the UAE, and the brother of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE. Sheikh Mohamed is married to Her Highness Sheikha Salama bint Hamdan Al Nahyan, and has four sons and five daughters.

Sheikh Mohamed is known for his laughter and down-to-earth demeanor, famously offering to give a lift home to a young girl who was crying on the pavement waiting for her father. When the girl refused, saying she had been instructed not to get into strangers' cars, the Sheikh insisted on waiting with her until her parent came to pick her up. The story went viral on social media, after a picture was taken of the ruler sitting on the ground with the child.

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, shared a few lines on Twitter to wish Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed.

Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed was educated at schools in Al Ain and Abu Dhabi until the age of 18. In 1979, he joined the prestigious Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, where he trained in armour, helicopter flying, tactical flying and paratroops. After graduating in April 1979, he returned home to the UAE to join the Officers' Training Course in Sharjah, another Emirate of the UAE. He has held a number of roles in the UAE military, from that of Officer in the Amiri Guard (the UAE's elite security force) and Pilot in the UAE Air Force, to his current role as Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.

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