Sharjah Police on Friday honoured a man who rescued a child from a locked car.
It is believed the child had been playing with the locking system.
Emirati Mohammed Al Zarouni managed to release the boy swiftly and Sharjah officers praised him for his quick thinking.
Major Gen Saif Al Shamsi, Commander-in-Chief of Sharjah Police, paid tribute to Mr Zarouni, saying his swift action probably saved the boy's life.
Mr Zarouni said he was only doing his duty but thanked the force for the recognition.
The age of the boy was not revealed, or when the incident took place.
Police across the UAE have continually reminded people of the dangers of leaving children in cars, especially in the summer months as temperatures soar.