For six years, Pakistani resident Muhammad Khurram has spent hours each day navigating traffic on Dubai’s roads as a delivery rider.
In March, however, he received an early morning phone call that he said “changed my life”.
The father-of-two was one of thousands of Deliveroo riders around the world to receive a Dh50,000 ($13,612) bonus as part of the Amazon-backed British food delivery start-up’s “Thank You Fund”.
This coincided with Deliveroo’s stock market flotation.
Earning Dh4,500 a month, Mr Khurram said the financial windfall has secured a better future for his family.
I was really surprised, just