From Oman to the North Pole
Certainly, making the trek to the North Pole is no small feat. Now, a new documentary film shows how one explorer from Oman – Nabil “Nabs” Al Busaidi has hit a new record. As the first Arab to walk to the North Pole, Al Busaidi created a new record, and has now had a documentary created for him.
The Arab Who Took on the Artic
Titled “The Arab Who Took on the Arctic,” the film is 44 minutes long and chronicles Al Busaidi’s experience trekking to the North Pole with a team. The film was just screened at City Cinema Shatti in Oman on Saturday and the film is now also available for purchase by TV broadcasters, according to Arabian Business.
After screening the film, Nabil said, “The director made the expedition more like a story, with a storyline of hardship, redemption and triumph at the end. I guess it was like that, but it didn’t feel like a Hollywood film script at the time.” He continued to tell Arabian Business that, “It’s a pretty good feeling to have a documentary made about me. And to have done something significant enough to warrant a documentary.”
Conquering the North Pole
The film chronicles the treacherous expedition for the 39 year old and his companions as they walked more than 650 kilometers to reach the North Pole with 50 kilograms of equipment and temperatures as cold as -40 degrees.
Footage shows, when he planted the Omani flag at the North Pole, that he said, “My name is Nabil Al Busaidi, I am the son of Riadh and Salma Al Busaidi, and I am calling from the North Pole.”
Since his trip, Nabs has raised between $100,000 to $200,000 for charity. He wants to send an important message to youth in the Middle East that ambition should propel you to do what you want to achieve.