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 : 20,223.45AED
Raised : 55%
Goal : 36,700.00AED
Created Nov 14, 2020

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  • 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 :)