Happy birthday, HH Sheikh Mohammed!

Well wishes have been pouring in for HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who celebrated his 68th birthday on Saturday.

The vice president of the UAE and ruler of Dubai, who was born in 1949, received birthday messages on social media from a number of influential figures and organisations – but undoubtedly the most touching tributes came from the leader’s family members.

Sheikh Mohammed’s daughter, Sheikha Manal, shared a sweet video of the ruler’s grandchildren wishing their “Baba Mohammed” a happy birthday.

#happybirthdaybabamohammed @hhshkmohd #محمد_بن_راشد_كل_عام_وانت_بخير

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HRH Princess Haya shared an adorable photo of her husband and their daughter, Sheikha Al Jalila.

Other family members shared nostalgic photos of the ruler from their childhood.

Happy Birthday my number 1 💖 #Dad

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الفخر العزيز إهداء إلى والدي صاحب السمو الشيخ محمد بن راشد آل مكتوم حفظه الله ورعاه يا من بك ابكــار القـــوافي تغـــنَّن واللي بعد ما جن على الفكر حنَّن يا هامـــة الفخــر العـزيز وسنامه يا فــوق حســن ظنوننا يوم ظـنن يا بويــــه (مْحمد) ويا تاج راسي يا من لك اغصــــان القصايد تثنن إسمك إذا مر الشعـــر صار حالي وبمدحك كفـــوف المشاعـــر تحنن يا ســيّدي للمجــد حلـــم ومسافه واحلامـنا بامجـــادك انتـــه تهنن من قبل ما تنــال الأمـــاني مناها تلقاك واقع .. فــــوق ما هن تمنن يا فـــارس البيدا وعـــذب المعاني يا من بترويض المصاعـــب تفـنن دولة الامــارات استنارت بفكـــرك ودبي من روعـــة حــــلاها تجـنن يا عزنا .. يا ذخـــرنا .. يا سندنا يا فزعةـــ قلـــوبٍ لـ عـــدلك تعـنن الله يديمــك فـــوق راس الـمعـــزه مثل الغيوم اللي بالامطـــار دنن جموووح

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HH Sheikh Hamdan, Crown Prince of Dubai, dedicated his Instagram story to his father.

Here’s to many more happy memories to come.

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