Meet Iqbal (left) and Mohammed (right).
They are expats from Pakistan and they work for the Fujairah Municipality using Ride On mowers to cut grass around the city.
They start work at 5.30am, stop for breakfast and morning tea at 9.00am and finish at 2.30pm after which they have lunch.
They work every day of the week apart from Friday.
They get a monthly salary of Dh1200 plus their accommodation is provided by the municipality.
This week Iqbal and Mohammed were cutting the grass near the Fujairah corniche along with other workers from Pakistan and Bangladesh.
The team from the municipality who cut grass, plant shrubs, water trees and clean up rubbish, work extremely hard, often in hot and unpleasant conditions.
They deserve our appreciation for what they do on behalf of the residents of Fujairah.
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See Why This Fujairah Resident Has a Smile on His Face, Fujairah in Focus, 7 October 2009.
Dr Geoff Pound
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Image: Iqbal and Mohammed: Well done!