In October 2016, Dubai Solo, a group of ten highly-educated Emirati nationals driven by patriotism, love of His Highness Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan traits (May Allah have mercy upon him), the founder of the UAE, and out of the deep belief of the necessity to spreading the values, traditions & culture of UAE all over the world at this particular time with a lot of challenges, has decided to start a solo motorcycle journey and adventure, but in new rules that reflect the UAE leadership’s vision.
“Based on the vision of our wise leadership, and to express our love and appreciation to the state, I started to think how can we be a part of this vision. I was interested in this adventure, then an idea hit on me! It is to go on journeys as solo motorcycle riders and travelers from country to another, but with a goal and vision. We made use of our own interests and skills to serve our beloved country” Majed Al Shehhi, idea triggered of Dubai Solo.
“Then, I shared the idea with my friends who welcomed it. All of the team’s members were passionate and very excited with the idea. We discussed together, shared ideas and visions on how can we implement. It was a great effort to realize our idea, but how can we describe our small efforts with a “Great”, Nothing is greater than our burning & overwhelming love of our UAE, our wise leadership…” “We started at the end of October 2016 with Europe by crossing 6 countries with a goal of spreading and convey the UAE values of tolerance, acceptance and peace inspired by HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum EXPO 2020 theme, Connecting Minds and Creating Future.” Al Shehhi Added
About the inspiring sources of the tours, Al Shehhi commented: “With the announcement of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan (May Allah grant him long age with good health) to consider 2018 as Year of Zayed to celebrate the 100th birth anniversary of Sheikh Zayed, the founding father of the nation; with the new vision of our wise leadership for 2018, we also created our own vision accordingly and decided to go on the next adventure in August 2018 to Himalayas highest peaks in the world where we raised the UAE Flag and the Year of Zayed Logo using marvelous motorbikes.” “Behind this exciting-journey, there was an enthusiastic supporter from the early beginning. It always provides us with help and support. They took this initiative seriously out of their belief of the society’s responsibility. This supporter is AL WADI HOLDING INTERNATIONAL Group represented by Ayman Al Wadi, Executive Chairman of the Group. In September 2018, we invited Ayman Al Wadi, the hard-working hidden hand, the enthusiastic supporter to join Dubai Solo’s recent adventure crossing 6 countries with motorbikes started from Munich, Prague, Austria, Czech, Italy, Switzerland and back to Munich. Our adventures will never stop. Three missions up to now, but more and more are under planning”.
In this regard, Ayman Al Wadi, Executive Chairman of AL WADI HOLDING INTERNATIONAL Group stated: “On my behalf and on behalf of ALWADI HOLDING, I highly appreciate this generous invitation from Dubai Solo team to join their recent journey to Europe, and to be part of this initiative encrusted by this noble objective. We at AL WADI HOLDING INTERNATIONAL Group saved no efforts during the last years since formation of this team to provide help and support to this blessed team with this noble goal. Year of Zayed came as an appreciation of the efforts of the greater father of all Emirati people, to circulate and maintain his values of Wisdom as a wise and visionary leader and an inspirational man, his Respect of all people regardless of nationality, gender, status, and religion, his Deep & Innate Understanding of the inherent value and fragility of the natural environment and sustainability and his Kind Commitment To Develop The Human Capital as he believes in investing in people’s welfare, knowledge and capabilities.”.
“We in Dubai Solo have our own standards, our values inspired by His Highness Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, our UAE traditions & culture that deserve to be raised high and spread all over the world through this Motorcycle touring adventure. Dubai Solo is formed to redefine the adapted concepts about the motorbike riders and proudly represent the UAE ethics, values and peaceful co – existence with an international level.” Ayman Al Wadi added
Regarding the rules of the team, Ayman Al Wadi said: “We put our own rules including to develop a “Flight Plan” to be shared with friends and relatives when we go for big miles in unfamiliar places, especially in remote areas, to start early & finish early as we used to get up at 6:00am, to inspect the bike regularly especially on a long distance tours, to travel light with one small bag even when we go out for three weeks, to have the paper maps and GPS for new places, to eat smart and healthy, to drink enough water every day. Dehydration even in its early stages induces fatigue.” “These rules helped us to achieve our supreme and ultimate goal; to say “Thank you so much” to our great state, to our wise leadership, to the ever-giving hand of our great UAE state & nation, but our appreciation this time came in actions”.
About Dubai Solo
Dubai Solo, a group of ten highly-educated Emirati nationals driven by patriotism, love of His Highness Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the founder of the UAE (May Allah have mercy upon him, and rest him in peace), has decided to travel in a solo motorcycle tours all over the world to spread the values, traditions & culture of the UAE all over the world of the UAE state and the founding father His Highness Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan (May Allah have mercy upon him, and rest him in peace). Dubai Solo team crossed 6 countries in Europe using their motorbikes to convey the UAE’s values of tolerance, acceptance and peaceful coexistence in the modern UAE whose vision is to connect with all mankind despite race, color and religion.