Special needs boy becomes Abu Dhabi policeman for a day



The dream of a 14-year-old boy with special needs of becoming a police officer for a day has come true.

Abu Dhabi Police officials offered him a captain's uniform and walked him through some of the daily duties involved in the service.

Lt Col Saeed Hussein Al Khaja, deputy head of the security media department at the Ministry of Interior, received Hamad Ahmed Al Qashouri in his office and adorned the boy's police uniform with a symbolic captain's rank, then offered him an iPad and a memorial shield for "joining" the force.

"Capt" Hamad toured ministry offices, and took a ride around Abu Dhabi in a traffic police car and helped to issue a fine against a motorist who was not wearing a seat belt.

The National Archives, Abu Dhabi

Founded over 50 years ago, the National Archives collects valuable historical material relating to the UAE, and is the oldest and richest archive relating to the Arabian Gulf.

Much of the material can be viewed on line at the Arabian Gulf Digital Archive - https://www.agda.ae/en

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