Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has now proudly ruled the emirate of Dubai for 10 years! In the past decade, his leadership as the emirate's ruler and the vice president of the United Arab Emirates has led Dubai and the country through a slew of world-class building projects, groundbreaking achievements and incredible societal milestones.
Here are 10 times Sheikh Mohammed rocked it during his rule!
1. When he showed how boss of a horseman he is
An avid horse rider, Sheikh Mohammed finds time to continue his hobby despite the rigors of ruling Dubai.
2. When he showed how proud he was of his son and successor
It's not secret that there is a strong bond between Prince Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and his father.
3. When he launched Dubai Cares
Sheikh Mohammed launched the philanthropic organization in 2007 to provide children in developing countries access to quality primary education.
4. When he officially opened the world's tallest building in Downtown Dubai
Sheikh Mohammed officially opened the iconic Burj Khalifa on January 4, 2010 on the 4th anniversary of his rule.
5. When he announced the ambitious "Vision 2021" development strategy
6. When he announced the launch of the UAE's ambitious space program
7. When he expressed how important education is for the future of the country
8. When he showed solidarity with the families of fallen UAE servicemen
After the deaths of an unprecedented number of UAE servicemen during serving in Yemen during 2015, Sheikh Mohammed visited families to offer his condolences and support.
9. When he showed how much of a family man he was
Sheikh Mohammed regularly shares images hanging out with his family via his social media channels.
10. And when he showed that he was cool enough to take a selfie with this school girl
The picture says it all! And here's to 10 more successful years.