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Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 19 September 2018

Six photos of UAE rulers with the next generation

We take a look at some of the posts trending on Twitter in celebration of Emirati Children's Day

Sheikh Zayed speaking to children. A screenshot from @YearofZayed's twitter account
Sheikh Zayed speaking to children. A screenshot from @YearofZayed's twitter account

The UAE's first Emirati Children's Day, as announced earlier in the week by Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women's Union, President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, and Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation, is trending on Twitter (#يوم_الطفل_الإماراتي) We take a look at some of the posts.

@YearofZayed celebrated with this tweet honouring UAE Founding Father Sheikh Zayed's dedication to the children of the Emirates. Here he is pictured in 1973 on a visit to a school in Ras Al Khaimah with some of its pupils.

Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, Omar Al Olama posted a picture of Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, and Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, with school children. He said in his tweet that the motto of investing in the education and empowerment of Emirati children has pushed the UAE to the forefront of the world.

@shamma Shamma Al Mazrui also posted a picture of Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed and Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, saying "We thank God for the blessing of our precious home".

@AbuDhabi_SSSA the Smart Solutions and Services Authority posted a picture of Sheikh Zayed speaking to children through the window of a car, saying that the issue of child welfare is one of the most important goals among the overall development plans of the UAE.

Twitter user @Hman__10 posted a picture of Dr Sheikh Sultan bin Mohamed Al Qasimi, Ruler of Sharjah, with Emirati children saying "The children in the UAE enjoy the support and attention of the good leadership as the future of the bright nation."

Twitter user @damoa_alsamt posted pictures of Sheikh Zayed with children, saying "Today's children are the leaders of the future" who will carry the banner of the motherland and take over its leadership and defence...

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