x Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 26 July 2017

Dubai honours drivers for good work ethics

This comes on the back of an announcement by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid who urged the public to celebrate the anniversary of his accession by honouring the emirate’s workers.

Dozens of taxi and bus drivers are being honoured for their exemplary work ethic.

The praise from Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority follows an announcement on Sunday by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, who urged the public to celebrate the anniversary of his accession by honouring the emirate's workers.

On Twitter, Sheikh Mohammed asked people to be appreciative of general labour employees "such as gardeners, janitors, construction workers [and] domestic workers, among others."

"We will tell them all, 'thank you'. I shall start by myself and I ask you to share photos of your celebration. We want kindness to prevail," he Tweeted.

Many of his Twitter followers - both members of the public and various organisations - have since uploaded photos of themselves posing with workers.

Twenty bus drivers, who all work for the Public Transport Agency, were honoured for not being involved in any traffic accidents, abiding by traffic and driving regulations and not being fined for any traffic-related offences.

They were also chosen for praise based on whether they had handed over valuable goods that passengers had left on their buses.

Fifty taxi drivers, employees of Dubai Taxi Corporation, were given cash grants, mementos and certificates of appreciation.

The ceremony for both groups was held on the grounds of Dubai Taxi Corporation.

zalhassani@thenational.ae