Ben Echo is a DJ who was en route to South Africa when he realised he needed to pick some stuff up in Dubai. So, during a short stopover, he took the opportunity to WALK from one end of the city to the other.
No stranger to walking challenges, Ben walked through France, Spain and Portugal (1,100km) to raise money for CALM (The Campaign Against Living Miserably, to support men’s mental health) and decided to see if he could walk from Dubai Airport to Barasti, a cool 42km in a not so cool middle-of-the-day, 33 degrees Dubai heat. He had a pair of trainers and planned the route that took him through Deira and along Jumeirah Beach road.
It’s 35km in 33-degree heat, and he documented the whole journey on the gram
“I’ll see you in Barasti at about 6”
Tempted? Ben proved you CAN save yourself that extra airport taxi fare peeps!
Notice the ‘tache? Ben mentioned he’s doing Movember, to promote men’s testicular cancer awareness and mental health
It’s the month to grow and mo and save a bro!
He made it! Not to be sniffed at, the walk took over seven hours in total, check out the full story here
Next up: Ben’s planning walking from Muscat to Dubai!
Be like Ben and take on a challenge for Dubai Fitness Challenge
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