A UAE woman travelled around the world in a record-breaking time. Dr Khawla AlRomaithi has created a world record for the fastest time to travel all the seven continents in just 3 days 14 hours 46 minutes 48 seconds.
Khawla visited 208 countries and dependent territories during her epic journey. Her trip ended in Sydney, Australia on February 13, 2020, shortly before coronavirus-related travel restrictions went into effect.
“The UAE is home to around 200 different nationalities, I wanted to visit their countries and learn about their cultures and traditions,” Khawla said. “It was a difficult journey; the attempt demanded a lot of patience especially in airports as well as having to deal with constant plane rides”. “I wanted to quit on many different occasions if I am being honest, I just wanted to get back home. But I kept looking forward to the end goal. My family and friends deserve a lot of credit for motivating me and encouraging me to keep moving ahead in my journey.”
“The UAE is a country known for extraordinary record-breaking achievements, whether it’s the tallest building in the world or the largest high-definition video wall and even the fastest police car in service. I wanted to show the world and our society that Emirati people, just like their country, are capable of achieving extraordinary record-breaking milestones.”
“Discovering your world is such a great theme especially with the situation the world is in right now. I cannot find the words to express my happiness to be included in the global celebrations of Guinness World Records Day,” Khawla said.