Mohammad makes schoolgirl's wish come true

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

  • Shaikh Mohammad visits with Mira at Al Ahliya Charity School. Image Credit: WAM
  • Shaikh Mohammad enters Al Ahliya Charity School with Juma Al Majid, Mona Al Merri, Director General of the DubImage Credit: WAM
  • Shaikh Mohammad visits Al Ahliya Charity School. Image Credit: WAM
  • Shaikh Mohammad visits Al Ahliya Charity School with Juma Al Majid and Mona Al Merri, Director General of the Image Credit: WAM
  • Shaikh Mohammad pays Mira a surprise visit at Al Ahliya Charity School. Image Credit: Courtesy Shaikh Mohammad's Twitter account
  • Shaikh Mohammad pays Mira a surprise visit at Al Ahliya Charity School. Image Credit: Courtesy Khalifa Saeed's Twitter account

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

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  • Jaffar Sadik

    Feb 18, 2013 7:51

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

  • KMN

    Feb 18, 2013 6:35

    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

  • Syed Mahmood Ali

    Feb 18, 2013 6:29

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

  • subhash

    Feb 18, 2013 5:58

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

  • salem ayyad

    Feb 18, 2013 5:57

    God bless His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum

  • Mohammad Naciri

    Feb 18, 2013 5:34

    His Excellency Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid who is a result-oriented and agreat 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 themost outstanding popular Role Models for both the Arab & Muslimworlds. He is a real political leader that always delivers the bestleadership examples they don’t teach you at any Business/politicalschool. May God bless him and grant him a long life. just wondering ifH.H. could exhaust my sheerest dream: come visit Dubai?

  • Vj

    Feb 18, 2013 5:33

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

  • pasang

    Feb 18, 2013 5:26

    Great leader with great vision and we salute his vision.

  • Rachel

    Feb 18, 2013 5:15

    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.

  • Ludovico

    Feb 18, 2013 4:49

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

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

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