Dubai: Pakistani expat who went viral for controlling traffic honoured by police

A video of Abbas Khan Bhatti Khan posted online shows him directing traffic till the police arrive

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Published: Thu 17 Nov 2022, 3:13 PM

Last updated: Fri 18 Nov 2022, 5:23 PM

A Pakistani national, who went viral after managing traffic flow at an intersection in Dubai, has been honoured by the Dubai Police. A video of Abbas Khan Bhatti Khan posted online shows him controlling traffic till the police arrive.

The video shows the resident standing in the middle of a busy junction, as vehicles whiz past him. The traffic signal appears to be non-operational.


Hasan Naqvi posted the video on TikTok, saying: “An act of kindness by a resident of Dubai.”

In another video Naqvi posted, Khan can be heard saying: “I did not do this for fame or money. It was my humanitarian duty and I did it for the sake of God. I thank the Dubai Police for the award and honour.”


Lieutenant-General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, Commander-in-Chief of the Dubai Police, honoured Khan during a ceremony.

"The quick action of Abbas Khan reflected his commitment towards the community and contributed to enhancing public safety for road users," Al Marri said.

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