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RAK ruler to help bring 7-year-old British boy's mother back to the UAE

Archie Appleyard wrote an emotive letter to Sheikh Saud, appealing for his mother's return

RAK ruler to help bring 7-year-old British boy's mother back to the UAE

Archie Appleyard receiving the letter from the office of Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah.

Ras Al Khaimah will help bring the mother of a 7-year-old British boy who has been stuck in the UK since the Covid-19 outbreak back to the UAE.

Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, responded to a request from a Grade-1 student at RAK Academy Al Hamra, to help bring his mother back to the UAE, who has been stranded in the United Kingdom for last 52 days due to the coronavirus travel restrictions.


Archie Appleyard reading the letter from Sheikh Saud.

"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," Sheikh Saud said in his response to the boy's letter. 

Archie Appleyard earlier wrote an emotive letter to Sheikh Saud, appealing for his mother’s return.

"It has been 52 sleeps now that I have been apart from my mother," the boy said in his letter.

"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," he wrote.

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."

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. سعدت اليوم بالرد على رسالة آرشي الطفل البريطاني الذي حالت الظروف الراهنة دون عودة والدته من المملكة المتحدة إلى رأس الخيمة، وعملنا على تلبية رغبته في رؤية والدته في أقرب فرصة، مؤكدين في يوم زايد للعمل الإنساني بأن دولة الإمارات ستظل دوماً منارة للخير والإنسانية. I was pleased today to respond to a letter from Archie, the British boy whose mother was prevented from returning from the United Kingdom to Ras Al Khaimah due to the current circumstances. We worked to satisfy his desire to see his mother at the earliest opportunity, highlighting on Zayed Humanitarian Day that the UAE will always be a beacon of humanity in this world.

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