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This is What the CEO of Twitter Gifted to Sheikh Maktoum on His First Visit to the UAE

Photo: Twitter/@MaktoumMohammed

Jack Dorsey, the CEO and founder of social networking giant Twitter, is on his first visit to the UAE as a part of the “Tweep Tour”. When he landed in Dubai on Monday, he received a special welcome in the form of the entry stamp on his passport which was accompanied with a personalized sticker. In Arabic, Dorsey tweeted “Marhaba Dubai” and a photo of the stamp which showed that the sticker has the Twitter bird logo next to the Dubai skyline and reads “Welcome @jack”.

The exciting news doesn’t just stop there, as at Twitter’s executive office in Dubai, Dorsey went on to meet the newly married HH Sheikh Maktoum Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai who launched his first Twitter account to mark the occasion. Through his account which was immediately verified, he made his first tweet to a rapidly growing number of followers — “We are pleased to have hosted Twitter’s CEO and cofounder @jack on his first visit to the Middle East and the UAE. I am also pleased to have launched my new Twitter account in his presence”. Followed by his second tweet in which he said, “Dubai and Twitter share many aspects in common. Both stand as global hubs open for people, build bridges of understanding and dialogue among nations and represent platforms to nurture youth’s energies and creativity.”

This June, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, completes 10 years of his presence on Twitter. In its celebration, Dorsey gifted Sheikh Maktoum a book featuring a collection of HH Sheikh Mohammed’s tweets. Over the past 10 years, Sheikh Mohammed has garnered 9.71 million Twitter followers becoming one of the most followed leaders worldwide, with his tweets acting as a constant source of inspiration and knowledge for the citizens of UAE.

Together with UAE’s Youth Hub, and Shamma Al Mazrui, the Minister of State for Youth Affairs, in the presence of Sheikh Maktoum, Dorsey launched #YouthForGood. As a part of the broader global #TwitterForGood campaign, it is a philanthropic initiative aimed at driving the use of Twitter into supporting humanitarian and social causes and sustaining a culture of volunteering among youth in the region.

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