With the middle East being known for mistreating Ugandan girls, renowned United Arab Emirates (UAE) social media influencer (Youtuber / Vlogger) Khalid Al Ameri and family are changing the narrative.
Khalid and family yesterday evening jetted into the country to honour their promise of attending the wedding ceremony of their former Ugandan house help.
The couple in December last year shared a video on their socials in which they were seeing off their maid Sarah (Ugandan national) who had worked with them for six years. The biggest highlight was the fond affection and acts of kindness the family exchanged with her.
In the video that went viral on social media with over a million views on YouTube and Instagram. Yesterday, the couple pledged to pay for all the expenses of Sarah’s wedding and to also be there as witnesses on her big day.
The couple described Sarah as a good ambassador of Uganda who over the years became a sister to them.
“It’s an honour to be here in the pearl of Africa. Sarah gave my family a very beautiful introduction to Uganda, she’s an incredible ambassador, she represents you with the utmost respect, dignity, work ethic and kindness. She never was a worker to our family but a sister,” Khalid said.
In the same spirit, the Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) and Great Lakes Safaris have booked Khalid and family for a three day all expenses paid courtesy visit to tourism sites in Uganda before Sarah’s wedding slated for this weekend.
Clare Mugabi, UTB marketing officer said that Khalid will help in boosting Uganda’s tourism through creating content that he will create. “He will help us use his brand and following to further tell the Uganda story in its natural form.”
Khalid and family will be treated to a game drive in Queen Elizabeth National Park, gorilla tracking in Bwindi impenetrable park and Ndere Cultural Centre for the cultural experience.