Sheikh Mohammed is one of the most followed world leaders on Twitter
Dubai Ruler Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum comes in at number 9 of the top 50 list compiled by Burson-Marsteller's Twiplomacy study 2014 – an annual global study which evaluates the use of Twitter by heads of state and government and ministers of foreign affairs.
The social media tool is growing in popularity, with many of the world leaders choosing the social network to make key announcements.
The UAE Prime Minister, who uses the Twitter handle @hhshkmohd has close to 3 million followers. Sheikh Mohammed is particularly active on Twitter, posting on average around 6 tweets per day (predominantly through his iPhone) about new initiatives, humanitarian work, and as well as announcements of major government changes. The modern leader also tweets in both Arabic and English, thereby maximising his reach and preserving his country's language.