In pictures: Dubai workers honoured atop Burj Khalifa
Dubai Municipality workers visit At The Top, the Burj Khalifa observation deck, as part of the "Thank You" initiative launched by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid. Antonie Robertson / The National
Kader Batcha, a 60-year-old bus driver from Chennai, was one of the workers who visited the Burj Khalifa observation deck. The trip could not have come at a better time as Mr Batcha returns to India for retirement later this month. Antonie Robertson / The National
The "Thank You" campaign was started by the Ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed, who issued a statement asking anyone who wanted to celebrate his accession to do so by honouring those who made Dubai’s expansion possible. Antonie Robertson / The National
Over the past week, Dubai Municipality has embraced Sheikh Mohammed’s initiative by organising trips to Al Boom Tourism Village, a tour of Dubai’s landmarks on an open-top bus, a visit to Global Village, and the trip to the top of Burj Khalifa. Antonie Robertson / The National
The municipality says it plans to continue arranging events and trips for its labour staff on a regular basis. Antonie Robertson / The National
Dubai Municipality honours its employees by taking more than 30 of them to the observation deck of the world's tallest building.