Sean Burgess wants to raise funds for the renovation of a school in Uganda.


World record attempt in UAE: Expat to cross 7 emirates in 7 days


DUBAI – UAE expatriate Sean Burgess starts his charity challenge and Guinness World Record attempt on Tuesday (March 2) to cross the emirates in just seven days.

Burgess will cross the emirates on foot from the Saudi border to Fujairah in a grueling 700km route to raise funds for the renovation of a school for underprivileged children in Uganda.

He will run and walk for up to 20 hours a day. He is eyeing the record for fastest crossing of the UAE on foot.

Burgess said he was motivated to make the record-breaking attempt to “unify the people of the UAE following a difficult 2020, while inspiring others to take on their own challenges”.

His route starts at Al Ghuwaifat, on the UAE-Saudi Arabia border. From there, he will follow the E11 highway through Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman to Umm Al Quwain.

The route then crosses from coast to coast, passing through Ras Al Khaimah before going over the Hajar mountain range to finish in Fujairah.

This will be Burgess’ final test as he climbs 600m in elevation to cross the mountain pass. ICA/Expat Media

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