Wednesday, January 30, 2013

No rides with strangers, even Abu Dhabi Crown Prince!

Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed waits with the schoolgirl

If you were offered a ride by Abu Dhabi Crown Prince General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, also Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, I think you would be in pretty safe hands!!

Not so the little girl in the picture above.

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed spotted her sitting in front of a school in the UAE capital while driving by. He stopped to find out whether anything was wrong or if she was lost.

The schoolgirl said she was waiting for her parents to pick her but they were late.

When the Crown Prince offered to drive her home, she said she was not supposed to speak to strangers and not to accept rides from them either.

When Sheikh Mohammed introduced himself, she still refused. So he sat down with her on the pavement to wait for the parents to show up. I hope they are very proud of her.

I saw the story on Facebook yesterday but I can’t remember where and that's why I haven't been able to give credit for the photograph.