UAE celebrates Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed's birthday

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Hind Al Soulia - Riyadh - The Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces turns 59 today

Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed and  greet each other. Courtesy Crown Prince Court, Abu Dhabi

Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed receives Lebanon's Saad Hariri to discuss enhancing bilateral ties as well as regional and international issues. Mohamed bin Zayed twitter account

Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed with Saudi King Salman at the GCC meeting in Makkah in May 2019. AFP

US President Donald with Saudi King Salman and Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed at the Arab Islamic American Summit at the King Abdulaziz Conference Centre in Riyadh in 2017. AFP

Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed with Oman's Minister of Heritage and Culture, Haitham bin Tariq, on arriving in Muscat on an official visit. The former minister is now Sultan of Oman. Courtesy, Crown Prince Court, Abu Dhabi

Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Abu Dhabi. AFP

Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed and Indonesian President Joko Widodo at the presidential palace in Bogor, Indonesia. AP

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March 11, 2020

March 11, 2020

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Emiratis and residents took to Twitter to wish Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed a happy birthday.

The Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces turns 59 today.

Born on March 11, 1961, in Al Ain, Sheikh Mohamed is the third son of the UAE's Founding Father, Sheikh Zayed.

After finishing his schooling in the Emirates, Sheikh Mohamed attended the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, graduating in 1979.

He later oversaw the advance of UAE forces into Kuwait against the Iraqi occupation in 1991 as part of the Peninsula Shield Force, the military arm of the GCC.

He is loved for his leadership, connecting with people in the country and for his global philanthropic projects.

Last year in December, he visited Ayesha Al Mazrouei, a little girl who he missed shaking hands with during a ceremony at the Presidential Palace.

He pledged financial support to Australia after the bushfires ravaged the country last year.

Most recently, he oversaw a mission to fly hundreds of foreign nationals out of China after the coronavirus outbreak.

The humanitarian operation was conducted in co-operation with the Chinese government.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of , penned a beautiful poem for the Crown Prince on his special day.

Many took to social media to wish him well.

Updated: March 11, 2020 05:16 PM

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