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Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 11 December 2018

The best birthday wishes to Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed

A hashtag dedicated to the Crown Prince was among the top trending topics in the UAE today

Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces. Mohammed Al Hammadi / Crown Prince Court - Abu Dhabi
Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces. Mohammed Al Hammadi / Crown Prince Court - Abu Dhabi

The hashtag ميلاد_أسد_الإمارات (meaning "birth of the lion of the Emirates") was a top trending topic in the UAE today because of Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed's birthday.

Twitter users took to social media to wish the the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces a happy birthday and share tales of how the leader inspires them. We take a look at some of the best tweets in his honour.

Read more: 10 of our favourite Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed moments

Sheikh Hamdan, Crown Prince of Dubai, uploaded a photo of Sheikh Mohammed in a helicopter in which he tweeted "Sir... (every year) and we soar to the skies of greatness. And the pride, because glory knows its equal":

Maryam BinFahad, the Managing Director of Alfahad Media, also tweeted out her well-wishes:

As did Emirati author Sultan Al Ameemi:

Saudi writer Mohammed Alkhaled also posted on social media:

While Emirati poet Mohamed Al Murr shared a poem inspired by Sheikh Mohammed:

Other users celebrated by tweeting photos that showed him through the years, from young boy to current Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi:

Another user uploaded a video showing him visiting a children's hospital and commending his leadership, by writing: "May God give you long life father of Khaled, the Lion of the Emirates, our leader, our inspiration and the unifier of the people":

Others expressed their gratitude towards him:

As well as calling him their "role model":

All in all, there was a lot of positivity on social media for the occasion. Happy birthday Sheikh Mohammed!