Liam Murphy seized a unique opportunity to share some joy with a local taxi driver. The test engineer from Cork, Ireland, was in the UAE on a work trip when he decided to travel by cab from Dubai to Abu Dhabi to check out Ferrari World. During the two hour drive, he learned that his taxi driver, Shakiha, had never been to an amusement park, so Murphy decided to do something about it. He bought Shakiha the $61 ticket that would let him come along.


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“Every time he drops passengers off he stays in the car for the day,” Murphy told Buzzfeed. “I decided to bring him along for the laugh. He was great entertainment. I bought him some pizza on the way home. His family are in India and he said he sends money home each month. I felt sorry for him.” According to Murphy’s Facebook, it was also Shakiha’s first ride on a rollercoaster.

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Liam Murphy, who came from Ireland to the UAE for work, decided to take a taxi to the Ferrari World theme park in Abu Dhabi

While driving Liam found out that his taxi driver, Shakiha, had never been to a theme park and “was going to wait in the car for 4 hours”

“I decided to bring him along”

“His family are in India and he said he sends money home each month”

“He was great entertainment. I bought him some pizza on the way home”