See the weird, wonderful - and expensive - things left in taxis
What’s On has details of a report on items forgotten in Dubai taxis, and other Gulf countries. Results include cash, jewellery and watches.
We’ve all been in that frustrating situation: you’re running late, stressed from traffic, hurriedly jumping out of a taxi, juggling your bags and leaving in a dash, forgetting to take your keys or phone with you.
But do you think you could really jump out and forget to take your millions (if you had it) with you? Yes, according to research by Easy Taxi, a global taxi e-hailing app, which explored some of the most extravagant items ever left behind in taxis in the Gulf region.
Here’s a look at the most expensive:
1) A laptop bag and Dhs2,131
A Nigerian business man left behind over Dhs2,000 in cash and a laptop bag carrying a passport, a Blackberry, cheque books and a watch. Thankfully, Pakistani taxi driver Sajjad Arif managed to return the valuables back to him.
2) A bag with carrying Dhs36,000 in cash
After leaving a Saudi Arabian passenger at his destination, Shaaban Ali noticed the bag left behind in his car. After unsuccessful attempts to try to find the passenger, he delivered the bag to his office. The case had Dhs 36,000 in cash, a passport and documents. The passenger managed to contact the taxi office and retrieved his lost items.
3) Dhs121,000 and gold jewellery
Omar Khan, a Pakistani national, found 123,700 Saudi Riyals (Dhs121,000) and gold jewellery in his car. One afternoon, at the end of his shift and while cleaning his car, he noticed a case tucked behind the driver’s seat. When he checked to see what was inside, he found the massive stash. He handed over the case to authorities.
4) Dhs1.2m in diamonds and cash
Abdul Halim Manu, a Bangladeshi driver, returned Dhs1.2 Million in diamonds and cash to its rightful owner after it had been left in his taxi. It was reported that Dhs200,000 in cash as well as diamonds and watches worth Dhs 1 million had been left in the boot of Mr Manu’s taxi by a businessman he had picked up earlier that day.