Munir Bhatti in Dubai.
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DUBAI – A former Dubai resident is planning to travel 5,224 kilometres on a three-month road trip from Dubai to Moscow.
Canada-based Munir Bhatti, 63, is confident that he can do it by May 1. According to Google Maps, the trip is expected to take him a total of 62 driving hours on the quickest route to Moscow.
The Pakistan-born Bhatti has been cross-country driving since 2012 and has circled the globe in six years by travelling to 200 cities in more than 50 countries, including the UAE.
He has already driven through the US, Canada, Asia and parts of Europe, after being inspired on his first drive through Canada’s Rocky mountains.
He drove through remote highways for 64 days from Vancouver to Alaska with his wife Shamsa in their Suzuki Jimny.
Since then, the seasoned road traveller has put in more than 85,000 kilometres on the odometer, navigating through forests, deserts, jungles and other terrains.
He said that the best part about his trips was getting to know people from various cultures, religions and backgrounds. Here’s Karim in one of his trips to China’s Great Wall several years ago.
After the Dubai-Moscow drive, Karim wants to make his final trip in 2021 with a visit to Africa and South America.
After that, he said he wants to focus on his Canada-based charity, the Karim Foundation, which provides food and essentials to the homeless. GAD/Expat Media
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