An Indian teenager in Sharjah who went missing on Wednesday returned home late on Thursday, his parents confirmed.
They said their son, Anav Seth, 15, was safe and had come home by himself.
"My son was stressed about his examinations, which were due to start yesterday," Mohit Seth told The National on Friday.
He thanked everyone who assisted in the search for the Grade 10 pupil at Delhi Private School Sharjah.
“People across the UAE were trying to help me and were calling me," he said.
"They were trying to spread the word through social media.”
His message to parents was: “Just love your child and don’t think [worry] about any examinations.“
The teenager's family were asleep when he left the house.
Mr Seth posted a desperate message on Wednesday as he appealed to the public for assistance.
“Just help me find my son. That's the only thing they can do,” he said.
His message to Anav was simple: “Come back, my son.”