Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, thanked an employee for his dedication after working at Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Court for more than four decades.
Moideen Ibrahim, 63, worked in the media office of the Crown Prince Office filing and sorting papers for the past 40 years and was described by Sheikh Mohammed on Monday as "an example of a dedicated and diligent worker".
“He spoke with love. He asked about my family, he asked about my children, what they did. In my life I have not felt as much happiness as I have today,” he said.
Working in Abu Dhabi has helped
“I have got a lot from this country. I built my home because I worked here. It is very difficult and painful for me to leave this place,” said
Like many workers who leave the southern Indian state Kerala for jobs in the Gulf,
“I have to leave because of my age otherwise I would never stop working here,” he said. His last day at work is January 31.
On Monday, a video was shared on Twitter of Sheikh Mohammed embracing