• Sheikh Mohamed honored Sheikh Zayed's legacy in a Twitter post
  • Dubai Ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid said the Emiratis remember the late leader's goodness every day
  • A visionary leader, Sheikh Zayed was known for his humanitarian work

Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan took to social media to pay tribute to Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan in observance of the country's Zayed Humanitarian Day. On Wednesday, the UAE President honored the legacy of the late Father of the Nation and his charitable work.

Sharing photos of Sheikh Zayed on his Twitter account, Sheikh Mohamed commemorated the late leader's love for humanity and his significant contribution to the UAE's humanitarian work today. "As we mark Zayed Humanitarian Day, we continue to be guided by the values of the late Sheikh Zayed, who cared deeply about all people and their dignity. His generosity and compassion touched lives around the world and continue to inspire the UAE's humanitarian work today," he wrote.

UAE Vice President and Dubai Ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum also took to Twitter to honor Sheikh Zayed's legacy to the Emiratis, saying the values he has instilled in them remain evident to this day. "He passed away with his body and his impact remained and we remember every day his goodness," he wrote.

"May God have mercy on those who instilled the values of giving in his people and raised the building of this country on the basis of mercy with morals, and benevolence to human beings, in the gardens of eternity oh Zayed the good," he added.

For his part, Supreme Council Member and Ajman Ruler Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi paid tribute to the late Founding Father's remarkable leadership. "Sheikh Zayed was not only a leader, but also a father and remarkable human being, with a heart that beat with compassion and humanity, opening his doors to any who came to visit or wished to meet him," he said.

The Zayed Humanitarian Day is commemorated in the UAE every 19th day of the holy month of Ramadan. According to Fujairah Ruler Sheikh Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, the UAE can keep Sheikh Zayed's legacy alive by launching initiatives meant to improve the lives of the people and other countries.

"Zayed Humanitarian Day is a time to reignite Zayed's torch by launching more impactful humanitarian initiatives and projects that would help reduce poverty and boost the economy and development of other countries," he wrote.

Sheikh Zayed was the first president of the UAE. Throughout his reign, he used the country's enormous oil revenues to build institutions such as hospitals, schools and universities and allowed citizens to access them for free. He also donated millions for worthy causes around the Arab world and other neighboring countries.

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This file handout photo, released by the Saudi Royal Palace on May 31, 2019, shows the UAE's Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan during a meeting in the Saudi holy city of Mecca; he became the UAE president after the death of his half-brother Saudi Royal Palace via AFP / BANDAR AL-JALOUD