UAE | Government

Mohammad makes schoolgirl's wish come true

Dubai Ruler visits Mira at Al Ahliya Charity School after making a promise last week

  • By Khitam Al Amir, Senior Translator, and Nadia Eldemerdash, Web Producer
  • Published: 19:38 February 17, 2013

  • Image Credit: WAM
  • Shaikh Mohammad visits with Mira at Al Ahliya Charity School.
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Dubai: A little girl's dream came true when 'Father Mohammad' paid her a surprise visit to her school.

His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, on Sunday visited Al Ahliya Charity School where he met Mira Ali Murad, who invited ‘Father Mohammad’ to her school.

Mira posed a question through a video broadcast during the opening session of the Government Summit, which was held last week in Dubai.

She  asked whether Shaikh Mohammad could visit her school – he promised to do so.

Shaikh Mohammad instructed his staff to find out which school Mira goes to and promised her that he is busy that week, but will visit her school on the first day of the next week.

Tweeting from his account, Shaikh Mohammad said, "I was very happy today to visit Mira. During the Government Summit, she asked me to visit her school."

"Mira is a lovely girl .. I really wish her all the best. If only I wasn't so busy, I would have visited all the schools in the UAE," he said in another tweet.

"I was accompanied by Juma Al Majid.. a man with many important contributions in support of education and students in the UAE," he added a few minutes later.

He inspected the school and greeted teaching staff and praised the role of Juma Al Majid, founder and sponsor of Al Ahliya Charity Schools, in serving the UAE community.

Khalifa Saeed Sulaiman, Director of the Dubai Protocol Department, and Mona Ganem Al Merri, Director General of the Dubai Government Media Office, were also present with him.

-With inputs from WAM

Comments (56)

  1. Added 19:51 February 18, 2013

    Such a wonderful leader, simple person and a great leader. Long Live His Highness.

    Jaffar Sadik, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

  2. Added 18:35 February 18, 2013

    It is a pleasure to read an article like this. How happy she must have been. These are the qualities of a great leader. How many leaders have these qualities? Really great salute to you and your leadership and may God bless you to do more things like this. As an Indian, I feel bad about my country with out corrupt politicians who can't keep their promises. Salute sir and thanks for Gulf News for this honest reporting

    KMN, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

  3. Added 18:29 February 18, 2013

    MASHALLAH, this is a true example of humanman kind. Love you Shaikh Mohammad. I wish I could meet you once in my life.

    Syed Mahmood Ali, Dubai, Pakistan

  4. Added 17:58 February 18, 2013

    Sir,you are the leader's leader in the world..........

    subhash, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

  5. Added 17:57 February 18, 2013

    God bless His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum

    salem ayyad, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

  6. Added 17:34 February 18, 2013

    His Excellency Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid who is a result-oriented and a great achiever with a positive spirit and an extreme can-do attitude is, definitely, a leader that we all, as Muslims and Arabs, are proud of. He is a great man with quite a big heart and is absolutely one of the most outstanding popular Role Models for both the Arab & Muslim worlds. He is a real political leader that always delivers the best leadership examples they don’t teach you at any Business/political school. May God bless him and grant him a long life. just wondering if H.H. could exhaust my sheerest dream: come visit Dubai?

    Mohammad Naciri, Casablanca, Morocco

  7. Added 17:33 February 18, 2013

    Thers lots for the other nations politicians to learn from the rulers of UAE

    Vj, Abu Dhabi, India

  8. Added 17:26 February 18, 2013

    Great leader with great vision and we salute his vision.

    pasang, Dubai, Nepal

  9. Added 17:15 February 18, 2013

    I salute you Sir for your humbleness. May God bless you more and more. Very rare people are bothering for others in this era. People have lost themselves.

    Rachel, Mavalikara, India

  10. Added 16:49 February 18, 2013

    Sight to behold.. Truly a gratifying and noble gesture. Hope and pray, I have the privilege to meet with a great personality too someday...

    Ludovico, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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