The Metro ‘Superman’ Emirati Abdullah Ali Issa Al Qassab isn’t into Twitter although. That’s why he was very surprised when family and friends came telling him that the Dubai Ruler tweeted about him on Saturday.
Abdullah is the Dubai Metro employee who by his own choice topped up a journalist’s nol card. Because she ran out of credit and forgot to bring her wallet. To the kind Metro worker, it was nothing but a “little offer”, but for journalist Ashleigh Stewart, it was a gesture that makes him for sure a ‘Superman’.
“My metro card was out of credit & I also forgot my wallet. Bearing witness to my idiocy, this staff Superman topped me up out of his own money & wouldn’t accept any attempt to repay him later,” Stewart tweeted.
Through his social media handle, Twitter on Saturday, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE , praised Abdullah for his kindness, saying he was “a true example of a real civil servant”.
Abdullah is just Twenty-year-old. Who works as customer service agent at Emirates Tower Metro Station, Sheikh Zayed Road. He remembered seeing that journalist waiting in the queue as she couldn’t top up her Metro card.
He mentions, “She then came to me and told me that she had forgotten her wallet and didn’t have any money with her. I told her not to worry as I will help top up her card so she continues with her journey”.
It was a very small help, but I was surprised that the lady appreciated it a lot. And also took it to Twitter to thank me. I feel so happy that I helped her out. The metro superman, who stays with his family in Al Warqa 3, had just started working with the RTA Dubai during Ramadan last year.
Still on cloud nine on Sunday, Abdullah still couldn’t believe he was recognise by His Highness himself. He isn’t into Twitter, so it was his workmates and family who inform news to him. And read the Ruler’s tweets out loud.
“I was so shocked as well as happy at the same time being recognise by Sheikh Mohammed. I couldn’t expect that my little offer to the passenger could take me this high. And I thank Allah for this,” said Al Qassab.
“I’m so humbled and honoured by this recognition. May God bless His Highness Sheikh Mohammed for his love for the people of the UAE,” he added.