An Emirati woman, Dr Khawla AlRomaithi has broken the record of travelling around the world in shortest possible time.
The UAE-based doctor has travelled 208 countries and dependent territories across seven continents in three days, 14 hours, 46 minutes and 48 seconds. Her fastest travelling trip ended in the largest Australian city, Sydney.
In an interview, she said that people of 200 different nationalities lived in the United Arab Emirates and she wanted to visit their countries to learn their cultures and customs.
Dr Khawla AlRomaithi said the journey was not a piece of cake as it required huge patience especially while at airports and taking incessant flights.
“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,” she said.
Some internet users have expressed suspicion over the record saying that if one spends total one hour for a country from reaching to airport, boarding, flying, touching down, checking out and leaving the airport for a while, it will take 8.6 days to complete the journey, so how could this be possible in less than half of its time. Guinness World Records has also not bothered to elucidate the process of the record.