16 - 19 December 2015

History

History

The Spirit of Adventure

Emirates Travelers by car started their first journey in 1996 starting from Abu Dhabi and taking 6 months. They passed through Syria, Jordan, North Africa and Europe. From there they went to the North and South American continents. Even the Amazon and Brazil were driven through making it a journey of 40.000 km within 25 countries.

After 3 months they started their next journey going to Melbourne Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, India, Nepal, Pakistan and then Iran. This journey was a dangerous one, during this time there was a lot of distress in Iraq. The team wanted to help out and did some charity activities for the Iraqi people, and carried with them a message of peace. This journey took them about 5 months of continuous travelling crossing 30,000 km.

The third travel took 3 months only for arrangements and another 4 months to complete the travel. This time they travelled to South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Tanzania, Kenya, Soudan, Egypt, Libya and finally Tunisia coming back to the UAE.

This was the most dangerous journey of them all because of a lot of thieves and bandits on the road. Also the weather circumstance changing rapidly and behaving unpredictable was a big discomfort for the team. Not to forget the epidemics, contagious/infectious diseases, reptiles, poisonous insects and other dangerous animals.

Chronology

  • 1999

    They started a new expedition going around Oman, Yemen and Saudi Arabia.

  • 2000

    They began on the 5th stage of their journeys going to China, Mongolia, Russia, Kazakhstan, Iran and returning to the UAE.

  • 2005

    The 6th travel was starting, this time going to Djibouti and Ethiopia.

  • 2006

    Their 7th trip, they passed through Peru and Ecuador.

  • 2007

    The team made their 8th travel with the destination of Madagascar and Iceland.

Sponsorship

The Dubai International Travelers festival has sponsored 2 of those travelers, whom are experienced in traveling by camels around the world, to make a unique journey crossing Africa by camel. They became the first team to accomplish such a challenge completing a trip of 9.500 km across the African Continent within 8 months. The festival produced a documentary about this travel showing their journey and experiences during this trip.

The Dubai Travelers Festival

Dubai Travelers Festival came to life in 2012 under the patronage of his Highness the Crowne Prince Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashed Al Maktoom, and has been held annually since in Dubai, UAE.