The woman has been honoured for her quick-thinking actions.
An Emirati woman who used an abaya to save a truck driver after a fiery crash is being described as a heroine.
Jawaher Saif Al Kumaiti, of Ajman, was driving home from Ras Al Khaimah with a friend when she saw two trucks on fire and a man lying on the ground, engulfed in flames.
The brave young woman did not think twice about putting her own life in danger to help him.
“I requested my friend – who was with me in my car – to give me her abaya and asked her to stay inside,” the 22-year-old told Khaleej Times.
“I immediately rushed to the driver, put out the flames and covered him with my friend’s abaya. I calmed him down, telling him that he would survive as the rescue teams will arrive soon.”
Once emergency services arrived and the man was in safe hands, Al Kumaiti quietly left the scene.
But in hospital, the truck driver spoke of the mysterious “abaya woman” who saved him.
Al Kumaiti’s incredible story went public after Major Tareq Al Sharhan, head of Emergency Department at Ras Al Khaimah Police, posted about the accident on Instagram in the hopes of finding her so she could be honoured for her bravery.
On Sunday, RAK Police revealed Al Kumaiti had been recognised for her “heroic role in saving the life of the man”.
Earlier, Major Al Sharhan shared an image of Al Kumaiti on Instagram, in which he described her as “the bravest woman in the UAE.”
However, Al Kumaiti remained humble about the courageous feat.
“All thanks and praise to Almighty Allah who gave me the power and courage to act and intervene into the situation at the right time and rescue the man’s life.”
Image: RAK Police