This Saudi Woman Just Set a New World Record in Dubai
Dubai is home to many world records–including the largest tin of caviar–but one that has nothing to do with food was set over the weekend, and the woman behind it is pretty freakin’ inspiring.
Mariam Saleh Binladen, a dentist from Saudi Arabia, has set another record in Dubai. The humanitarian work advocate made history as she became the first woman swimmer to cross the Dubai Creek and the Dubai Water Canal covering 24 kilometres in nine hours, 10 minutes.
Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Sports Council, this incredible feat will now be added to a long list of selfless acts which she has spearheaded for the sake of refugee children. It will also see her add yet another string to her tally of world records
WE SAID THIS: You go, Mariam!