Liam Murphy is a test engineer from Cork, Ireland. He is currently visiting the United Arab Emirates for work.
Liam decided on a Sunday he wanted to take a trip to an indoor theme park, Ferrari World. On the way, he discovered his taxi driver, Shakiha, had never visited the theme park.Not only that, the driver had never been to any theme park or on a roller coaster before. Shakiha was just going to wait in the car for four hours.
Liam invited him along. Shakiha toured the theme park with Murphy and had his first roller coaster ride on the fastest roller coaster in the world.
Speaking to BuzzFeed news, Murphy said that Shakiha has lived in Abu Dhabi for 14 years.
“Every time he drops passengers off he just stays in the car for the day,” Murphy said. “I decided to bring him along the for a laugh. He was great entertainment. I bought him some pizza on the way home. His family lives in India and he said he sends money home each month. I felt sorry for him.”
According to Murphy, Shakiha felt a bit ill – but both men enjoyed their day at the park.