Emirati becomes the youngest Arab to conquer South And North Pole
February 13, 2019
At the age of 26, Abdullah Al Ahbabi has added yet another milestone to his record by becoming the youngest Arab to make it to the South Pole. Last year, the Emirati was the youngest Arab to conquer the North Pole (whoa!).
With a team of 5, he set off to on the great adventure to cross the South Pole. 130km and nine days later, the team conquered the icy terrains to reach their destination! Al Ahbabi said, “I feel very proud to have accomplished such a feat and I’m happy that I now hold both records for being the youngest Arab to journey to the North and South Pole. My hope is that this can act as a positive message for the young people in the Arab world”. With this great achievement he hopes to inspire young Arabs.
Upon reaching his destination, he planted the UAE flag, later reflecting “I raised the UAE flag when we reached our coordinates of 89 south, and it hit me at that moment of what I had just achieved and how much it took out of me during the past year to complete two expeditions to the North and South Pole.”
The young adventurer is already planning his next expeditions and we can’t wait to see what other records he adds to his mantle!