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Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 25 June 2018

Year of giving: social media influencer and Etihad Airways surprise Abu Dhabi taxi drivers

Emirati social media influence Bin Baz surprising an Abu Dhabi taxi driver with a free Etihad Airways ticket.
Emirati social media influence Bin Baz surprising an Abu Dhabi taxi driver with a free Etihad Airways ticket.

In the spirit of Ramadan, local social media influencer Bin Baz had a surprise of a lifetime for three unsuspecting taxi drivers in Abu Dhabi.

As part of the Year of Giving and in collaboration with Etihad Airways, the Emirati managed to surprise the lucky drivers with a priceless gift: free open-ended return airline tickets to their home country.

The men – from Bangladesh, Pakistan, and India – were all visibly touched by the gesture. Early in the video, Baz asks the drivers where they are from and if they have children, which they all said they do.

He then asks “how long you didn’t see them?” The answers range from a year to 14 months to more than two years.

Before getting out of the taxi, Baz then proceeds to hand over the free ticket to each driver. Their reactions go from quick disbelief to elated happiness with the touching video ending with one of the men wishing everyone “Ramadan Kareem”. Watch the full video below.

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