To mark Mother’s Day in the UAE this year, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and the Ruler of Dubai, shared a heartfelt message.

Honouring mothers across the nation, His Highness posted to his official Twitter page which has over 10 million followers stating that mothers are “the source of life”.

“To all mothers, you are the source of life, you are life,” he said. “Our words fall short of describing the amount of love and mercy that you put in this universe. God bless you.”

Alongside this, Sheikh Mohammed also posted a video that paid tribute to his mother, Sheikha Latifa bint Hamdan bin Zayed al Nahyan, who died in 1983.

“Sheikha Latifa bint Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, I was the closest to her,” he said. “I have never experienced love like hers. I remember her words.

“People used to come to her. She had a lovely, strong personality. She was loved by all who knew her. There is no one like her.”

Earlier this year, His Highness released a new children’s book entitled My Little World, where he tells five separate stories, one of which was about his mother.

Titled ‘My mother, like no other’, His Highness recalls the memory of when he found a baby gazelle in the desert all alone and made sure it was safe.

In the anecdote, he “recalls wondering at the time whether anyone would care for it as much as its mother”.

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