The Sheikh made an unannounced trip to a government office in Dubai, the city known for its huge skyscrapers and insane wealth, this past Sunday - which is a normal working day in the United Arab Emirates - and seems to have been disappointed by the lack of staff present.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, one of the wealthiest men in the world and the ruling Emir of Dubai, visited several government offices on Sunday morning. The video was posted on Twitter by Dubai's media office, which noted that managers were no better than rank-and-file employees. And he wasn't in a forgiving mood. Saeed commented that Sunday's spot visits showed "senior officials" were absent.
He thanked them for their service, but said he wanted to allow a new generation of young leaders to take control and provide top-quality services to the public, according to WAM.
Sheikh Mohammed made the remarks while visiting the IMG Worlds of Adventure, the world's largest indoor theme parks, which opened in Dubai. Videos of the ruler also visiting the Dubai municipality and the city's global airport were also shared on Twitter.
Mona Al Marri, director general of the Dubai Media Office told The National newspaper: 'Timeliness starts at the top, and we won't go after the employees when their bosses aren't there'.
Among others present were Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Gergawi, Minister for Cabinet Affairs and The Future; Khalifa Saeed Sulaiman, Director-General of Dubai's Protocol and Hospitality Department; Helal Saeed Almarri, Director-General, Dubai World Trade Centre Authority and Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM), and Mohammed Al Habbai, Dubailand CEO.