Sheikh Mohammed is the most followed Arab leader on Twitter.
Curated by Anita Iyer
Social media has changed the way global leaders communicate with their citizens and the world at large. It has opened instant channels of communication, with Facebook, Twitter and Instagram providing the opportunity of 'live' interactionwith the leaders.
Among Arab leaders, King Abdullah II of Jordan is the latest to join Twitter, and was welcomed by Queen Raina, who also became his first follower.
Honored to be @KingAbdullahII 's 1st follower on @Twitter . Your voice of moderation and calls for dialogue is much needed in our world today https://t.co/helFb1xKj4
- Rania Al Abdullah (@QueenRania) March 26, 2017
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai, also welcomed him to the world of Twitter.
We went ahead and checked the Twitter handles of Arab leaders with the most followers.
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- HH Sheikh Mohammed (@HHShkMohd) March 26, 2017
According to Twiplomacy , Sheikh Mohammed is one of the most followed leaders around the world in 2017. It is also worth noting that he is the only Arab leader in the top 10 list . The Dubai Ruler is joined by the US President Donald Trump, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Indonesian President Joko Widodo.
With over 8.4 million followers, @HHShkMohd among the top 10 most followed leaders on @Twitter according to @Twiplomacy pic.twitter.com/dxTi96tk6F
- Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) October 6, 2017
With almost 40 million followers US President @realDonaldTrump is now the most followed world leader on Twitter #Twiplomacy pic.twitter.com/eDHgO5fzsa
- Twiplomacy ?? (@Twiplomacy) October 4, 2017 1. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Tweet to @HHShkMohd
Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai Twitter handle: @HHShkMohd Number of followers: 8.4 million Joined in June 2009
2. Queen Rania
Tweet to @QueenRania
Queen of Jordan Twitter handle: @QueenRania Number of followers: 8.1 million Joined in April 2009
3. King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia
Tweet to @KingSalman
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Twitter handle: @KingSalman Number of followers: 6.63 million Joined in January 2013
4. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan
Tweet to @ABZayed
Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of UAE Twitter handle: @ABZayed Number of followers: 4.11 million Joined in October 2011
5. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Tweet to @HamdanMohammed
Crown Prince of Dubai Twitter handle: @HamdanMohammed Number of followers: 3 million Joined in March 2010
6. Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan
Tweet to @MohamedBinZayed
Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces Twitter handle: @MohamedBinZayed Number of followers: 1.59 million Joined in January 2012
7. Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan
Tweet to @SaifBZayed
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, UAE Twitter handle: @SaifBZayed Number of followers: 1.62 million Joined in February 2014
8. Abdel Fattah el-Sisi
Tweet to @AlsisiOfficial
President of Egypt Twitter handle: @AlsisiOfficial Number of followers: 1.57 million Joined in March 2014
9. Saad Hariri
Tweet to @saadhariri
Lebanese Prime Minister Twitter handle: @saadhariri Number of followers: 1.1 million Joined in October 2009
10. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan
Tweet to @KBZayed
President of the United Arab Emirates
Twitter handle: @KBZayed Number of followers: 1.23 million Joined in June 2012
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