7 Emirates Challenge

Sean Burgess
United Arab Emirates



Guinness World Record attempt to cross the UAE by foot in under 7 days

In aid of Soft Power Education

In January 2021, UAE resident Sean Burgess will embark on a 700km journey by foot from one side of the UAE to the other. The route will take him from Al Ghuwaifat on the Saudi Arabian border to finish on the Fujairah coast, passing through each of the 7 emirates on the way.

Running and walking for up to 20 hours a day, if Sean can finish in under 7 days then he will be the first person to claim the Guinness World Record for the ‘Fastest crossing of the United Arab Emirates on foot’.

As well as a personal challenge and record attempt, Sean will use this opportunity to raise money for Soft Power Education.

About the Charity

Soft Power Education (SPE) is a registered UK charity and Ugandan NGO whose mission is to ‘Improve the quality of life through education’. Since 1999 they have been working in the Jinja District of Uganda, supporting the local community with education, infrastructure and development projects.

Sean first became interested in SPE because of their Special Needs Program, which supports children with learning disabilities and helps them realise their individual potential.

The monies raised by the challenge will help renovate Nkondo Primary School where 605 pupils attend school. This renovation will ensure that the children are learning in a safe and inspiring environment, and support the incredible work this charity does in Uganda.

Please give generously in support of this great cause as all funds, whatever the amount, are much needed and greatly appreciated.

Fundraising in the UAE

This challenge is held in association with local charity Gulf For Good, whose purpose is to change the lives of underprivileged children around the world.

The Charity Challenge is approved by the Islamic Affairs & Charitable Activities Department, Licence No. 3407. The breakdown of how donations are distributed are as follows:

  • - 65% of funds raised go to Soft Power Education
  • - 25% of funds raised go to Gulf for Good (NPO in the UAE and registered UK charity) for their sustainability
  • - 10% of funds raised go to International Humanitarian City for their emergency response work

More information

For more information on the challenge and to follow Sean’s progress, please visit:

- Website: www.7emirateschallenge.com

- Instagram: www.instagram.com/seanburgess_me/


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Sean Burgess
United Arab Emirates

Fundraising for charity - Gulf for Good
Raised : 7,161.57AED
Raised : 29%
Goal : 25,000.00AED
Created Nov 14, 2020

78 days left

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  • Emily Long-Howell

    2020-11-23 13:48:19
  • Natalie Madge

    2020-11-23 13:46:06

    Go Seany! Absolutely amazing! Have no doubt in you! Xx

  • James Collin

    2020-11-23 08:58:42
  • Thomas thacker

    2020-11-23 07:14:48
  • Thomas thacker

    2020-11-23 07:13:43
  • Varis Sayed

    2020-11-23 06:53:22

    All the best Sean

  • Phil Nolan

    2020-11-23 06:32:53

    Good luck mate! Awesomeness.

  • Abdel

    2020-11-23 03:14:36
  • Phil Burgess

    2020-11-22 19:06:52

    Good luck brother, very proud of you

  • Jane

    2020-11-22 18:05:45

    Extremely proud of you Sean, good luck xx

  • Rob Storer

    2020-11-22 16:58:11
  • Mark Nutter

    2020-11-22 15:02:38

    Amazing challenge Sean and a very worthy cause.

  • Jarnigar Pathan

    2020-11-18 07:00:45
  • Al Burgess

    2020-11-16 11:18:48

    All for great causes. So proud

  • Louise

    2020-11-15 12:13:00

    So proud of your grit, determination and mental strength preparing for and doing this amazing challenge!

  • Tadeusz kruszewski

    2020-11-15 09:56:32

    Great cause - well done and good luck Sean

  • Anonymous

    2020-11-15 07:03:02
  • Anonymous

    2020-11-15 06:20:26

    Good luck Sean - you'll smash it :)