How Dubai reunited a Pakistani driver with his parents after six years

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After coming to the UAE at the young age of 21, leaving behind family and friends, a Pakistani driver saw his mother and father for the first time in six years.

In light of the International Day of Happiness and Mother’s Day, the UAE’s General Directorate of Residence and Foreign Affairs helped to reunite the longing family.


The driver, Tahir Ayoub, has been unable to return to Pakistan due to lack of funds, reported Khaleej Times.

Luckily, Ayoub’s parents were transiting in Dubai on their way to Makkah for their Umrah pilgrimage. As such, his employer in Sharjah arranged with the directorate a special meeting between the parents and their son at the airport.

The directorate shared a video of the family meeting and embracing each other, in a scene being described as emotional and tear welling.

Speaking to the newspaper, Ayoub said: “My mother has a very special place in my heart, and I couldn’t help but cry upon seeing her. I had been upset I wouldn’t spend Mother’s Day with her but thankfully my wish to see her came true.”

“You don’t get to appreciate what your mother truly is until you don't have her around anymore,” smiled Ayoub as he recalled the incident,” he added.

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