Do the right thing! Dubai cleaner rewarded for returning bag full of cash
A bag full of money was left in a prayer room at the Dubai Festival City Mall! (Shutterstock)
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A Transguard cleaner from Dubai Festival City Mall was recognised for his honesty and dedication at the annual Transguard staff party when, during his daily rounds at the mall, he found a bag containing Dh100,000 in cash.
The cleaner, Nisham Kunnath Valappil, received a cash bonus, a plane ticket home, an extra seven days’ holiday and a trophy to celebrate his role in returning the bag to its rightful owner.
“During my everyday duties at the mall I found a bag in the male prayer room. I immediately contacted my supervisor and together we realised that someone had left a great deal of money,” said Valappil.
While proud to have been recognised by the senior management, Valappil said that “more importantly, the bag was able to be returned to its owner”.
The runner-up award for ‘Star of the Year’ went to Mohammad Samar Shaheen, a loader at Dubai International Airport, who found a substantial amount of money while offloading a flight. His honesty ensured the money was returned to its owner, and Shaheen was awarded a trophy and a cash bonus for his efforts.
Both men, along with their colleagues from around the region, enjoyed the carnival fun, with a number of popular fairground games including the wheel of fortune, catch the fish, archery and darts as well as a football penalty competition, an obstacle course and a full size climbing wall and giant inflatable slide.
“Every year we have an amazing day and I’m delighted to say this was no different. We had a mixture of live entertainment including a karaoke competition, a DJ and Bollywood dancers and some acrobatic African drummers,” said Matthew Batey, Transguard’s dedicated welfare and recreation manager.
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