Revealed: Top popular tweets in UAE in 2021
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Revealed: Top popular tweets in UAE in 2021

Revealed: Top popular tweets in UAE in 2021

Hashtags, handles, tweets and emojis are all analysed in order to shed light on the stories that have led the public conversation over this year

Divsha Bhat

At the end of each year, Twitter highlights the key conversations which took place on the platform throughout the year. Hashtags, handles, tweets and emojis are all analysed in order to shed light on the stories that have led the public conversation over this year.

In 2021, following the analysis of data, Twitter revealed that government-related topics were among the most popular conversations in the UAE. Driven by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE, who once again led engaging tweets, here is a glimpse of his most liked tweets throughout the year:

January: The year kicked off with a celebration of Sheikh Mohammed’s 15th Accession Day as Ruler of Dubai, as well as his 15th anniversary as Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE.

February: This month saw the success of the UAE’s first mission to Mars, as the Hope Probe entered orbit on its first attempt.

The most liked tweet in the UAE for 2021, the triumphant mission was also celebrated by NASA’s own Mars Rover, who congratulated the arrival with the words of poet Al Mutanabbi.

March: Following the passing of the UAE finance minister and deputy ruler of the emirate of Dubai, Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid AlMaktoum, shared his condolences as he publicly mourned the loss of his companion.

April: In another first, he shared that the first megawatt from the first Arab nuclear plant has entered the national power grid.

May: Sheikh Mohammed celebrated Eid Al-Fitr with the world, sharing his blessings for the future.

June: Sheikh Mohammed also continued his #LifeHasTaughtMe series, sharing his knowledge and experiences with the public, and the importance of growing together as a united community.

July: This month also saw him impart further insight with his followers, sharing his goals and the challenges faced in building a greater life for the future.

August: Highlighting the strength, and kindness of the community, Sheikh Mohammed shared a video of a cat rescued from an apartment building, calling for the details of the people involved to thank them for their actions.

September: As the UAE celebrated the opening of Expo2020, Sheikh Mohammed shared photos from the opening ceremony, welcoming the world to Dubai, and the UAE.

October: With the launch of one of the UAE’s largest events of the year, he shared a behind-the-scenes look into his life, with a photo of his favourite encounter at Expo2020 this far. The young girl had been featured in a video upset at the fact she was unable to meet Sheikh Mohammed. After seeing the video, he invited the 7-year-old to Al Wasl Plaza for an impromptu meet and greet, posing for photos with her, and turning her dreams into a reality.

November: Finally, Sheikh Mohammed shared his congratulations with the UAE for the successful bid to become the hosts of one of the world’s most important global climate conferences, COP28, in 2023.

The year also saw continued interest in tweets from the wider UAE leadership. Here are some of the most liked leadership tweets of the year:

Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, penned a heartfelt note for his mother on the occasion of International Mothers’ Day.

Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed, Crown Prince of Dubai, shared a heartwarming picture of his newborn twins.

Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation celebrates the successful mission to Mars.

Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed, Deputy Ruler of Dubai thanked the leadership for his appointment as Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance for UAE.

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