Ibn Batutta relived

Published December 21st, 2009 - 03:08 GMT

Egyptian Hesham Nessim, a modern day adventurer, was participating at the recent Outdoor Adventure 2009 which closed on Saturday 19 December at the Dubai World Trade Centre.

Nessim, is the first person in the Middle East to drive across the great ‘sand sea’ in Egypt in under six hours.

“I wanted to attend Outdoor Adventure to try and inspire UAE nationals. Travel, exploration and adventure are a part of our heritage – it is in our blood. Anything is possible if you have the right mental attitude, drive and ambition,” claimed Nessim.

Nessim’s own goals include attempts to break another two world records before he retires bringing his career total to four. His next world record attempt is on the 25th of April 2010 when he’ll try to drive from China to Morocco following in the footsteps of the legendary explorer and adventurer Ibn Battuta.

“Many people have told me that my earlier exploits were super human. However in my opinion it will be much more gratifying to establish an all Arab adventure team consisting of one national from each of the 22 Arab countries to complete the China to Morocco expedition,” claimed Nessim.   

“Once I have realized my dreams I plan to handover to the next generation – my son Sharif Nessim will take charge to preserve my legacy and realize his own dreams,” added Nessim.

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