The Al Salam Championship race is around the corner and HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the patron of the race, was in one of the lead vehicles following the female cyclists. Little did anyone realise something of this sort would happen. Anan Al Amri, Emirati cyclist fell from her bike and guess who ran to help her- our very own HH Sheikh Mohammed! We can’t be more proud of this country and its rulers!
HH Sheikh Mohammed was in one of the lead vehicles following the female cyclists who were practicing for the upcoming Al Salam Championship. Just then, Anan Al Amri, Emirati cyclist who was racing for the Al Wathba Team, fell from her bike.
HH Sheikh Mohammed immediately rushed to her aid, showing true compassion. HH is an ardent supporter of the Al Salam Championship, which is in its third edition this year.
And this is not the first time Dubai is re-instilling our faith in humanity!
Raechel Rose, a law student from the UK was in Dubai on a holiday. However, little did she know that she would encounter an incident that she would remember for life. During one of her cab trips in the city, Rose forgot her wallet in the car. A Pakistani cab driver in Dubai turned a saviour, when he came back all the way to return her wallet. Heartwarming, isn’t it?
“She had got into his taxi with another friend near Burjuman around 7.30pm on January 4. Just then, they saw their other friends in another car and decided to join them. They immediately left the taxi and Rose didn’t realise that she left her wallet behind,” her mother, Sindhu Biju, said.
The wallet contained important documents including Rose’s UK student visa, Emirates ID, UAE driving licence, health insurance card, credit card and more than AED 1,000 in different currencies. She was traveling back to the UK after her winter break, in three days and the situation was extremely tensed. Rose did not have a copy of the visa and when she called the university, she was asked to re-apply for the visa.
Dubai police tried to trace the car with the helps of CCTV footages, but the car’s number plate was not visible. And, since she hadn’t started the journey, the driver did not turn on the meter, so it was difficult to trace through the RTA call centre.
But luck had it and Khadim tried to reach out to his passenger through the RTA call centre. However it was against rules to provide passenger information. Finally, RTA reached out to the driver after they verified the details. Khadim was then given Rose’s number and went to her house to drop her belongings.
Rose’s family was delighted and offered AED 600 to Khadim who refused to take it.“I refused to take it saying she is like my younger sister. But he insisted that I should take it,” said Khadim, the only brother of four sisters back home. The Indian family from Kerala also wrote a letter to RTA appreciating Khadim.