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7 Emirates Challenge

Sean Burgess
United Arab Emirates

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7 EMIRATES CHALLENGE

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. 3597. 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 : 43,513.22AED
Raised : 119%
Goal : 36,700.00AED


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  • Ben Stroud

    250.00AED
    2021-03-21 14:28:09

    Huge Admiration for you Sean. Well done !! Ben

  • Anonymous

    250.00AED
    2021-03-21 09:17:52

    Very inspiring! Congratulations!

  • Anonymous

    96.00AED
    2021-03-20 11:34:50
  • Sam McCone

    1,000.00AED
    2021-03-19 06:05:50

    Awesome effort mate!

  • Hayley W

    100.00AED
    2021-03-18 05:19:10
  • Anonymous

    200.00AED
    2021-03-16 06:42:33

    Amazing achievement Sean! A huge Congratulation !You are truly inspirational !

  • Ken Wilson

    1,000.00AED
    2021-03-15 18:06:40

    Congratulations on a super-human effort Sean! Chipping in some extra for your fantastic chosen impact-makers in celebration of your record-setting achievement.

  • Cecilia Brittain

    125.00AED
    2021-03-15 01:15:38

    Well done Sean, amazing challenge. Mark Mearing-Smith

  • Kat

    100.00AED
    2021-03-13 04:18:22

    Well done!

  • Clare Patterson

    480.00AED
    2021-03-11 18:01:56

    Woohooo massive well done Sean!! 🙌🏻👏🏻👏🏻

  • Michelle Ryan

    100.00AED
    2021-03-10 18:30:45
  • Bob Symons

    250.00AED
    2021-03-10 09:45:33

    Awesome achievement for a great cause

  • Charlotte Eve

    57.95AED
    2021-03-09 23:49:12

    Wow, amazing! Such an achievement, it’s been wonderful to watch. Inspirational ✨✨

  • Rachel Burgess

    200.00AED
    2021-03-09 16:12:43

    Well done cuz. Incredible!!! Xxx

  • Will Spencer

    100.00AED
    2021-03-09 13:13:39

    What an amazing effort. Hats of to you

  • Nicole

    100.00AED
    2021-03-09 11:15:46

    Wow very impressive!!! Well done!

  • Paul Wilkinson

    139.07AED
    2021-03-09 09:56:01

    Well done Sean Carlo and team 👏🏻👏🏻

  • Claire

    72.43AED
    2021-03-09 08:42:37

    Amazing achievement!! Huge well done 👍🏻

  • Emma

    72.43AED
    2021-03-09 08:37:55

    It’s been great to watch via your Mum’s facebook! Well done.

  • Tez

    480.00AED
    2021-03-09 08:17:55

    Amazing achievement! Smash that last 10k

  • Marita

    200.00AED
    2021-03-09 07:51:41
  • Kamelia Zaal

    1,000.00AED
    2021-03-09 03:59:58
  • Oli M-B

    100.00AED
    2021-03-08 19:02:27
  • Marilia Imbelloni

    100.00AED
    2021-03-08 17:49:45

    Really proud of you Sean for helping those in need and for challenge yourself with this mission! Really proud! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

  • Callie

    96.58AED
    2021-03-08 17:45:26

    Well done Sean your a machine!

  • Penelope Atwood

    482.89AED
    2021-03-08 16:53:50

    well done! Penny and Bob and family

  • Juvy Centenera

    100.00AED
    2021-03-08 16:36:36
  • Rachel Nettle

    400.00AED
    2021-03-08 16:17:58

    Such an incredible challenge! So honoured to be able to support you!

  • Jeff Strachan

    500.00AED
    2021-03-08 16:02:32

    Unreal mate, just unreal.

  • Edoardo Rossi

    300.00AED
    2021-03-08 15:44:53

    Unbelievable effort. Keep it up :)

  • Stephanie Donaldson

    367.00AED
    2021-03-08 14:49:10

    Well done! Very inspirational.

  • Anonymous

    500.00AED
    2021-03-08 14:23:40

    Amazing effort! Truly inspirational!

  • Manisha

    100.00AED
    2021-03-08 12:00:32

    Amazing effort!!! Wish you the best of luck from the Chellapermal family!!!

  • Anna Littler

    362.17AED
    2021-03-08 11:52:31
  • Rachel shaw

    100.00AED
    2021-03-08 11:37:24
  • helen littler

    96.58AED
    2021-03-08 11:13:28

    well done!!!

  • Jason

    500.00AED
    2021-03-08 10:40:49

    Big up to you, and thank you for bringing attention to such a cause. Supporting you all the way

  • Gary Buckett

    500.00AED
    2021-03-08 09:39:32
  • Tim Murray-Brown

    500.00AED
    2021-03-08 09:24:31

    A promise is a promise - doubling up donation, what a fantastic achievement Sean (good luck with final 80km)

  • Anonymous

    200.00AED
    2021-03-08 09:19:30
  • Ross Wakeley

    96.58AED
    2021-03-08 08:51:39
  • Anne Muehlenbeck

    150.00AED
    2021-03-08 08:47:04
  • Ali Mortada

    100.00AED
    2021-03-08 07:33:24

    You are almost there! Keep pushing we are all rooting for you 🙏

  • Bradley

    192.00AED
    2021-03-08 07:32:54

    Bring it home mate! Amazing effort and great achievement! You should be really proud!

  • Char McCarthy

    100.00AED
    2021-03-08 07:28:08

    Sean, you are incredible! Thank you for sharing all your updates and good luck with your final leg!

  • Bachir Gemayel

    250.00AED
    2021-03-08 07:24:02
  • Anonymous

    48.00AED
    2021-03-08 07:04:10

    Go Sean! You have been very inspirational set on an incredible journey! All the very best 🙏💯

  • Off Script team

    480.00AED
    2021-03-07 20:32:21
  • Anonymous

    100.00AED
    2021-03-07 09:02:28

    So inspiring! Well done

  • Digital Ink Media

    480.00AED
    2021-03-07 08:51:25

    From all the team, congratulations on the journey so far! Best of luck with the remaining 165km :)

  • Philip Thacker

    144.87AED
    2021-03-07 08:21:11
  • Anonymous

    200.00AED
    2021-03-07 07:40:08

    You have got this Sean... Thank you for the inspiration. GC

  • Spenta

    100.00AED
    2021-03-07 07:18:39

    So incredibly inspiring both you and the charity you are supporting

  • Neil Weaver

    241.45AED
    2021-03-05 21:06:07
  • Rebecca Lachmann

    96.58AED
    2021-03-05 20:30:59

    You are doing an absolutely amazing...good luck for the next half and we see you on the other side - you can do it!

  • sam Schollick

    53.12AED
    2021-03-05 12:17:50

    He swam here and now he's walking back

  • Ged longworth

    144.87AED
    2021-03-05 11:36:03

    Doing incredibly! All the best for the rest of the adventure!

  • Peter Hargreaves

    367.00AED
    2021-03-05 06:28:01

    From Ben’s Dad

  • Neil Burt

    500.00AED
    2021-03-05 05:24:24

    Best of luck dude! Neil, Kelly and Jensen

  • Sarah Bawden

    482.89AED
    2021-03-04 18:39:12

    You make it look too much like fun! Carlo is such a good wingman where is the pain and suffering? 🤔 😂 😘

  • Eddie

    96.58AED
    2021-03-04 17:46:46

    Best of luck!!!

  • Marie Laure chagny

    200.00AED
    2021-03-04 07:11:51
  • Sarah & Jason Waldron

    250.00AED
    2021-03-04 04:29:27

    Good luck Sean, keep pushing for a great cause!! Love Sarah, Jason & Darcey

  • Muhammed Jasim

    500.00AED
    2021-03-04 04:14:12
  • Elaine Kelly

    100.00AED
    2021-03-03 18:10:12

    You are such an inspiration.

  • John MSV

    1,000.00AED
    2021-03-03 14:50:20

    Go for it, Sean!

  • Ivan Gard

    250.00AED
    2021-03-03 09:51:54

    Amazing effort Sean! Good luck 👍

  • Bashar Awad

    100.00AED
    2021-03-03 07:00:24

    Good luck

  • Christian Schuhmacher

    200.00AED
    2021-03-03 04:48:10

    Enjoy every moment of it!

  • Chad Love

    500.00AED
    2021-03-03 01:00:50

    Best of luck Sean! What an awesome challenge and cause you're raising money for.

  • Jane

    100.00AED
    2021-03-02 22:31:48

    Great effort Sean ! x

  • Victoria Allen

    100.00AED
    2021-03-02 13:26:54

    Good luck Sean, how things change from being kids at your mums all those years ago!!

  • Ollie

    200.00AED
    2021-03-02 09:14:30

    Enjoy your run!

  • Anonymous

    250.00AED
    2021-03-02 07:28:47
  • CAMERON KERR

    177.00AED
    2021-03-02 06:26:52
  • Sam Shields

    120.72AED
    2021-03-01 19:36:09

    Good luck mate!

  • Tom Rowberry

    250.00AED
    2021-03-01 15:30:10

    Good luck mate! From the Rowberry’s

  • Taylor Fisher

    250.00AED
    2021-03-01 15:25:54

    It's only 700km in 7 days!! You got this mate!

  • Kiera Arnold

    100.00AED
    2021-03-01 15:11:16

    Such an amazing challenge & cause! We are all behind you Sean! Embrace every moment 🧘🏻‍♂️😅🙌🏼

  • Kate Turney

    240.00AED
    2021-03-01 13:42:38

    Good luck, hopefully will find you in

  • Justine Ooi

    200.00AED
    2021-03-01 11:32:58

    Courage to start. Strength to endure. Resolve to finish.

  • Is that a pigeon

    1,000.00AED
    2021-03-01 10:15:13

    Baller, All the very best mate, proud of you 👊🏻

  • Matthew Hurn

    1,000.00AED
    2021-03-01 09:48:38

    Will be following your progress and may join you for the Abu Dhabi leg. Good luck Sean

  • Cassandra

    100.00AED
    2021-03-01 06:47:30

    Good luck Sean! Praying for the success! God bless you!

  • Mark Leale

    200.00AED
    2021-02-28 11:09:41

    Best of luck with the challenge Sean!

  • Be Unique Group

    250.00AED
    2021-02-28 10:58:01

    Smash it Sean! From all of us at Be Unique Group.

  • Suzana

    200.00AED
    2021-02-28 08:41:38

    Doing this challenge is pretty awesome but doing it to raise funds for charity is beyond amazing. Much love and respect for helping out the children of the world. Best of luck.

  • Tina

    400.00AED
    2021-02-28 08:07:03

    Keep inspiring!!!

  • Janaya Ho

    150.00AED
    2021-02-28 08:05:44

    What an inspiration you are, can't wait to clap you through Dubai, go Sean!

  • Emma and Steve Beesley

    150.00AED
    2021-02-27 20:28:14

    Just keep going!

  • James

    241.45AED
    2021-02-27 19:13:06

    Good luck mate ! Lots of love from Lucy,Louis,Reya, and myself xxx

  • Ken Wilson

    1,000.00AED
    2021-02-27 15:41:03

    Amazing Challenge Sean! Thanks for highlighting and supporting the amazing work of Soft Power Education.

  • Sam Browning

    200.00AED
    2021-02-27 12:57:19

    Commeth the moment, commeth the man! Good luck mate! You're a hero!

  • Nick Spencer

    500.00AED
    2021-02-27 12:06:27
  • Kate Leaman

    241.45AED
    2021-02-27 10:18:43

    Good luck!

  • Donal Rodgers

    200.00AED
    2021-02-27 04:42:53

    Best of luck Champ🙌🏽

  • Charlie Thacker

    100.00AED
    2021-02-26 12:10:11

    What an Incredible Challenge Sean! Best of luck, I’m sure you’ll smash it! X

  • Ben Hargreaves

    500.00AED
    2021-02-26 10:28:48

    Good Luck Sean! Amazing effort and challenge. Will be cheering you on from the UK! Ben & Harriet x

  • Joe Ives

    200.00AED
    2021-02-26 03:34:46

    All the best mate! 💪🏽

  • Bobbie Wright

    482.89AED
    2021-02-25 21:33:01

    Wishing you loads of luck Sean, such an incredible challenge and charity too! We’ll be thinking of you

  • Christiaan Coolen

    500.00AED
    2021-02-25 10:02:29

    Incredibly inspiring as you always have been! All the best on your challenge, what an adventure it's going to be!

  • Flea

    231.79AED
    2021-02-25 08:23:34

    “In the empire of desert, water is the king and shadow is the queen” Therefore I wish you many queens and, God willing, a cool wind on your back. Forward and Onward with strength and determinatio

  • Sandy Muirhead

    500.00AED
    2021-01-26 16:01:43

    Good luck Sean

  • Sam Woolacott

    200.00AED
    2021-01-25 05:54:07

    Great shift bro

  • Raghuram

    100.00AED
    2021-01-24 13:34:48

    All the best Sean! Great initiative

  • Daniel Hoff

    500.00AED
    2021-01-24 05:36:51
  • Tim Murray-Brown

    500.00AED
    2021-01-18 18:40:16

    Great challenge and wonderful charity, best of luck Sean,

  • Alan Gardner

    500.00AED
    2021-01-18 16:51:22

    All the best Sean! I’ll try and get out to UAE and give u some support on your route!

  • Paul O’ Connor

    200.00AED
    2021-01-09 07:58:35

    Best of luck Sean! Such an inspiring challenge. Impossible is nothing! 💪🏼 Paul

  • Ciara O Connor

    100.00AED
    2021-01-09 07:41:12

    Amazing challenge! Well done 💪 and good luck 😉

  • Steph Morrison

    500.00AED
    2021-01-09 06:27:15

    Wishing you all the best for your challenge x

  • Anonymous

    200.00AED
    2020-12-20 11:49:17

    Best of luck mate!!

  • Becca Squire

    100.00AED
    2020-12-19 19:44:51

    Wishing you so much luck Sean, but with all the hard work you are putting in you definitely wont need it. With love, Jonny & Becca

  • Tom Clarke

    500.00AED
    2020-12-16 17:30:53

    Good luck SB

  • Anonymous

    96.00AED
    2020-12-16 07:57:21

    Sean best of luck 🙌🏼🙌🏼 this is a massive challenge and I know you will smash it.🙌🏼🙌🏼

  • J

    200.00AED
    2020-12-10 18:07:38

    Best of luck!

  • WITSEC

    250.00AED
    2020-12-09 11:53:56
  • Vladislav Herchykau

    1,000.00AED
    2020-12-07 17:02:10
  • Carly and Neil Giddy

    100.00AED
    2020-12-05 17:39:57
  • Jodie Hawkings

    100.00AED
    2020-12-03 19:57:03

    Good luck Sean!! Love Darren & Jodie xx

  • Anonymous

    250.00AED
    2020-12-01 18:23:02

    Smash it Sean and lube up the chaddies!! Legend!!

  • Katy

    200.00AED
    2020-12-01 16:24:40

    Sean- you hero. Hopefully you can hear all our little voices cheering you on in your head when running at silly o’clock in the morning! X

  • Pavanjit Singh

    201.00AED
    2020-12-01 15:46:25

    All the best Sean. May you achieve your goal and inspire lots of people.

  • Robert Gwinnell

    120.72AED
    2020-12-01 14:36:29

    Go Go Sean! Love from Bob and Lucia

  • Nicky Upton

    150.00AED
    2020-12-01 10:05:30

    Amazing effort Sean, great causes, super proud

  • Pamela Lock

    96.58AED
    2020-11-28 11:02:28

    Well done Sean - keep up the good work - Nana x

  • Connway Hunter

    150.00AED
    2020-11-26 17:28:58

    #NoWeakness

  • Lee Bowen

    250.00AED
    2020-11-26 15:04:27
  • Rebecca Kingdom Kruszewski

    250.00AED
    2020-11-26 13:09:20

    Amazing Sean 🙌🏻

  • Emily Long-Howell

    57.95AED
    2020-11-23 13:48:19
  • Natalie Madge

    100.00AED
    2020-11-23 13:46:06

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

  • James Collin

    100.00AED
    2020-11-23 08:58:42
  • Thomas thacker

    500.00AED
    2020-11-23 07:14:48
  • Thomas thacker

    500.00AED
    2020-11-23 07:13:43
  • Varis Sayed

    1,000.00AED
    2020-11-23 06:53:22

    All the best Sean

  • Phil Nolan

    250.00AED
    2020-11-23 06:32:53

    Good luck mate! Awesomeness.

  • Abdel

    300.00AED
    2020-11-23 03:14:36
  • Phil Burgess

    250.00AED
    2020-11-22 19:06:52

    Good luck brother, very proud of you

  • Jane

    120.72AED
    2020-11-22 18:05:45

    Extremely proud of you Sean, good luck xx

  • Rob Storer

    1,000.00AED
    2020-11-22 16:58:11
  • Mark Nutter

    1,000.00AED
    2020-11-22 15:02:38

    Amazing challenge Sean and a very worthy cause.

  • Jarnigar Pathan

    50.00AED
    2020-11-18 07:00:45
  • Al Burgess

    1,000.00AED
    2020-11-16 11:18:48

    All for great causes. So proud

  • Louise

    482.89AED
    2020-11-15 12:13:00

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

  • Tadeusz kruszewski

    250.00AED
    2020-11-15 09:56:32

    Great cause - well done and good luck Sean

  • Anonymous

    100.00AED
    2020-11-15 07:03:02
  • Anonymous

    100.00AED
    2020-11-15 06:20:26

    Good luck Sean - you'll smash it :)