Royal birthdays call for royal celebrations on social media, and it's definitely the case for Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan this year. 

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. 

10. The royal seating

11. The car rides with Dubai's ruler

12. The walks in the cold

13. The thinker's face

14. The classic sunglasses

15. The selfies, of course

16. The adorable greetings

17. The never-ending falcon love

18. The endless honors and celebrations