Dubai's Sheikh Mohammed ranks globally as top 10 leader who tweets

According to the World Leaders on Twitter report, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid gained 910,000 followers in 2012 alone.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, has been ranked among the top-10 heads of state who use Twitter for citizen engagement.

In its World Leaders on Twitter report, the US Digital Policy Council think tank said: "In 2012, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed gained 910,000 followers in just one year to have 1.3 million followers now.

"He regularly shared his thoughts, future plans, attended events and various achievements with citizens and followers."

As one the world's most followed leaders, Sheikh Mohammed has become a reliable news maker, said the state news agency Wam.

His page on Twitter -@HHShkMohd - serves as a platform for his leadership, philosophy, vision and channel of communication with fans and followers from across the globe.

He uses it to update his followers on his formal and informal engagements, initiatives, resolutions and various political, social, sports, educational, cultural and social occasions.