The Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah has responded to a request from a seven-year-old boy to help his mother return to the UAE, after she got stranded in the UK due to the COVID-19 travel restrictions.
"I was pleased today to respond to a letter from Archie, the British boy whose mother was prevented from returning from the UK to Ras Al Khaimah due to the current circumstances," said His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Khaimah.
Archie Appleyard had earlier written an emotive letter appealing for his mother’s return. "It has been 52 sleeps now that I have been apart from my mother," wrote the Grade-1 student at RAK Academy Al Hamra.
"I feel so sad because we have never been apart for this long and all I dream and wish for is my mummy's return."
In his response on his Instagram account, Sheikh Saud said: "We worked to help reunite him with his mother at the earliest opportunity, highlighting on Zayed Humanitarian Day that the UAE will always be a beacon of humanity in this world."