Mohammed's Instagram account verified

Sheikh Mohammed's photo with his youngest son Sheikh Zayed bin Mohammed bin Rashid collected 56,800 likes. (Al Bayan)

The official Instagram account of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and  Ruler of Dubai, has been verified.

Sheikh Mohammed has become the first Arab leader and the first Arab user to acquire this verification. Instagram launched recently the accounts’ verification service for leaders, VIPs, and public figures aiming to protect their identity online.

Instagram verification endorses the distinguished position of Sheikh Mohammed as one of world’s leaders that are most active on social media platforms. Sheikh Mohammed is keen to utilize his official Instagram account to connect directly with public and share his day-to-day activities by posting photos and videos.

Sheikh Mohammed’s activities on Instagram are not limited to posting personal photos and videos. He has used his account to promote national campaigns and humanitarian drives.

Sheikh Mohammed posted over 485 photos in addition to many exclusive video clips. The average likes for each new photo reach 15,000 likes on the first day alone.

The account’s followers are about 758,000 from all over the world, and the average increase in followers is about 1,000 new followers per day.

Some of the photos Sheikh Mohammed posted on his page registered record number of likes. His photo with President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan collected 58,550 likes; his photo with General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of UAE Armed Forces, collected 47,299 likes.

Sheikh Mohammed’s  photo with his son, Crown Prince of Dubai Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed, on Dubai Tram during the trial run of the project collected 60,930 likes. Sheikh Mohammed’s photo with his youngest son Sheikh Zayed bin Mohammed bin Rashid collected 56,800 likes and his photo with an expat family in the desert collected 53,170 likes.

 

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