Sheikh Mohammed relives his childhood in new children’s book
A collection of five stories ‘My Little World’ written by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, based on his early life experiences was launched on Saturday.
“My Little World”… my new book which I dedicate to all the children. Reading enriches our children’s minds and takes them on wonderful journeys to learn about our past experiences and lives,” Sheikh Mohammed wrote on his Instagram account.
In his preface to the collection, Sheikh Mohammed talks about his youthful eagerness to learn new skills and his indefatigable spirit of adventure, which helped him dream big. The stories aim to convey to young readers that “great dreams have no limit.”
Blending engaging storytelling with keen observations about human relationships, learning, and the desert, Sheikh Mohammed recounts incidents and interactions in his early life that played a major role in shaping his outlook and values.
In a special tribute to his mother, Sheikh Mohammed shares a story ‘No other like my mother’ of how he took a lone baby gazelle he found in the desert to safety. He recalls wondering at the time whether anyone would care for it as much as its mother.
‘My Cave of Treasures’, the story talks about His Highness’s determination to transform the room into his personal space for contemplation, brainstorming and experimentation.
The stories in the collection include ‘Camping with Scorpions’, in which Sheikh Mohammed speaks about his interactions with his mentor Humaid who taught him to hunt, train and treat injured falcons.