Sheikh Mohammed signs up to Twitter

Dubai ruler using Twitter to communicate with others

Following his popularity on the social networking website, Facebook, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, ruler of Dubai, has signed up to Twitter, it was reported on Monday.

He has been “tweeting” under the name HHShkMohd over the past month, but the profile was only officially verified by the website last week as genuine.

Sheikh Mohammed has 1,339 followers and has made 20 updates so far.

The website’s administrators verify a famous user’s identity only upon having contacted the person directly, UAE daily The National reported.

Sheikh Mohammed’s “tweets” include details of horse races he has attended and updates on decisions on school term dates, the paper said.

“Attended Newmarket racecourse in England & watched UAE horse, Fryvolous, take the honours in the Abu Dhabi Race for Purebred Arabians”, the paper said he wrote, in his first message after the account was verified.

For the full version of this story please see arabianbusiness.com.

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