A young Emirati woman who saved an Indian driver from burning alive using an abaya has been honored by Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed. 

Receiving her at Qasr Al Bahr, Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed hailed Jawaher Saif Al Kumaiti for her "humanitarian actions, bravery, heroism and quick thinking."

The incident took place earlier last week and saw Al Kumaiti rush to the aid of a man who was burning alive after his truck crashed on a highway in Ras Al Khaimah. 

The Indian victim, identified as H. Sing, had managed to exit the burning vehicle but his clothes caught fire.

The incident made global headlines, and Al Kumaiti has since been praised by her country's military and state officials.

She was also honored by India's embassy in the UAE. 

"When you get a chance to help others, don't hesitate to do everything you can"

Honored for saving a life

People joined Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed in hailing Al Kumaiti's courage

"Good on her." 

"She deserves the best, she's a real hero"

"This isn't unusual for my country's women... 'Zayed's daughters'"