“Khalifa is more than just a boy. He’s a man who loves to offer a helping hand…”

H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Vice President of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai has paid a visit to a schoolboy who saved his classmates from a bus fire.

Khalifa Abdullah Ali Al Kaabi was praised by the Dubai Ruler for his courage in rescuing four of his classmates when their school bus caught fire on Tuesday.

Taking to Twitter, Sheikh Mohammed shared a picture of himself with Al Kaabi, alongside the caption “With our hero Khalifa Al Kaabi, who saved his classmates when their bus caught fire and managed to get them all out minutes before it burst into flames.”

“Khalifa is more than just a boy. He’s a man who loves to offer a helping hand like his president Khalifa Bin Zayed,” Sheikh Mohammed concluded the Tweet.

Sheikh Mohammed’s visit to the heroic schoolboy came as part of a larger inspection of schools in the Eastern region of the UAE.

The Dubai ruler’s tour began at Al Qudwa Elementary School and Secondary Education in Kalba, where Khalifa Al Kaabi attends.

During his inspection, Sheikh Mohammed met with teachers who briefed him about their teaching methods and the tools they use to help pupils, as well as speaking to to several students to encourage them to continue their studies.

“School is the starting line of the race to excellence. The future begins here. We must improve the opening stage to assist those who will achieve our country’s progress and prosperity,” Sheikh Mohammed highlighted during his visit.

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