Thought your social media following was impressive?

Well, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai’s, is on another level.

Across all of his accounts, Dubai’s much-loved royal has just clocked up a staggering total of 15 million followers.

In just 2016 alone, Sheikh Mohammed’s LinkedIn following doubled to 1 million followers.

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Rather impressive when you consider that there are only 400 million users on the site.

On top of that, Sheikh Mohammed has 7.3 million followers on Twitter, 3.6 million followers on Facebook, 2.1 million on Instagram and 950,000 on Google Plus.

He’s truly a 21st-century royal.


There’s a reason why Sheikh Mohammed’s following is so substantial.

Whether he’s posting an inspirational quote, announcing a new project for Dubai, or even sharing a cute family photo, this social-media-savvy royal has something for everyone.

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So, to celebrate his recent achievement, here are 15 of our favourite Sheikh Mohammed social media moments.

1. Sheikh Mohammed making an aquatic friend.

2. Hanging out with his children, Al Jalila and Zayed.

3. Quite possibly one of the best-timed, coolest photos ever on National Day 2016…

4. That time Sheikh Mohammed wrote an incredible letter on tolerance.

5. Sheikh Mohammed stands proudly next to one of city’s latest modern marvels – the Dubai Canal.

6. A young Sheikh Mohammed and his falcon.

7. Sheikh Mohammed with a young Sheikh Hamdan, Crown Prince of Dubai.

8. Isn’t this just the cutest baby camel?

9. On the UAE’s top priorities…

10. On the pride of our nation.

11. The UAE is proud of their humanitarian efforts.

12. It’s good to have dreams…

13. Even with his busy schedule, even Sheikh Mohammed finds time to enjoy the cooler weather.

14. The Dubai Ruler meets with Emirati schoolgirl Mahra Al Shehi after a video of her rehearsing a speech for school assembly that included a Sheikh Mohammed line hit the internet.

15. Sharing a meal and a moment with some of the UAE’s armed forces.


1. Sheikh Mohammed fills his personal plane and sends it (with the help of HRH Princess Haya) to deliver aid to Haiti.

2. Sharing a father-son moment with Zayed over a Shake Shack.

3. Teaching his son the ways of the desert. Zayed’s a brave kid!

4. That time a young Emirati boy recited a poem for Sheikh Mohammed.

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