In honor of MBZ's birthday, Twitter users have launched an Arabic hashtag titled "Birthday of UAE's Lion" to embrace the crown prince's leadership and positive vibes.
Born on March 11, 1961, bin Zayed is the third son of the UAE's late founding father Sheikh Zayed.
"Happy Birthday to the UAE's source of goodness"
Many internet users are reminiscing MBZ's good old days, others are crediting the crown prince for all that he's done for the country and its capital.
In honor of his 58th birthday, here are just 18 photos in celebration of the true definition of a leader:
1. The good old days
2. The hip teens
3. The authentic falconry spirit
4. The black and white memories in a collage
5. The young and serious MBZ
6. The past & present ear-to-ear smile
7. The casual hangouts with Turkish chef Nusret Gökçe (aka Salt Bae)
8. The core Emirati spirit
9. The heartwarming gestures
In 2013, the crown prince sat on the pavement alongside a young school student until her father arrived.