A Dubai man has broken the Guinness World Record after walking across the UAE and its seven emirates in just seven days.
The legend in question is Sean Burgess who walked and ran for up to 20 hours each day as he tackled 650km of hot, sandy terrain.
And he did so to raise money through Gulf For Good for a Ugandan charity looking out for people of determination in some of the country’s poorest areas. And he’s so far raised over $10,000, with more coming in. And you can donate here.
We really, really don’t want to think about the state of his feet, however!
Seven Emirates challenge
Sean started his Seven Emirates challenge in Al Ghuwaifat which borders the UAE and Saudi Arabia. He then followed the E11 road through Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman to Umm Al Quwain.
And while he did it on his own, he also had a huge support network to keep him safe while he was walking across the UAE. Which considering he was walking along roads in Dubai, was a very, very good thing!
The seven day walk “required the coordination, feeding and fueling of up to 20 people across multiple disciplines (film, transport, medical, support, etc), 7-8 support vehicles, establishing dozens of camps and checkpoints, and negotiating with government entities to ensure i was protected on the roads at all times.”
“To make this whole thing a success is incredible, but doing so on a charity event budget is nothing short of a miracle.”