Dubai lights up in tribute to Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan

Today, January 4 marks the accession day of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

It was 12 years ago that Sheikh Mohammed became the Ruler of Dubai, and he chose to dedicate the day’s celebrations to HH Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces for his dedication to the UAE.

Check out some of the tributes…

The Burj Khalifa was illuminated with an image of Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan:

The caption reads, “You are the pulse and a symbol of Arabian culture and an advocate for humanity. A tribute to HH Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan from the top of the world.”

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As well as the Burj Al Arab…

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Sheikh Hamdan, Crown Prince of Dubai paid tribute on his Instagram page:

ـ #شكرا_محمد_بن_زايد ❤️

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HH Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan responded, writing on his Twitter page:

“Mohammed bin Rashid is a brother, teacher, inspiring leader & partner in the development process. Our nation is proud of you. Your values & talent inspire all Emiratis. From your approach, we learn the values of giving & life wisdom.

“When we talk about ambition and optimism, we have to mention brother Mohammed bin Rashid. He is a practical thinker who devoted his time & effort to serve our nation & to support its vision with good planning & organization.

“Together, we will prove to the world that the impossible is possible & that our nation deserves our sacrifices. We will create a model of optimism that sets our homeland where it should be. I congratulate you on being a leader to be proud of.

“On this occasion, I reaffirm my full confidence in the abilities of the UAE people. To all civil servants, workers, soldiers, teachers, students, fathers & mothers, I say thank you. Thanks to everyone who made the UAE his second home.”