Help Victor complete the final leg
NEW YORK – In commemoration of the Year of Zayed, South African Arts International is coordinating The Zayed Mile. The first leg of the Zayed Mile, a four day, 250 mile bike ride from Queens, New York to Montauk Point, Long Island to the United Nations Headquarters in New York City was completed this summer. The purpose was to highlight Sheikh Zayed environmental legacy.
Starting late November from the United Arab Emirates with seven ghaf trees – the national tree of the UAE in tow, the second half of the Zayed Mile will have Don Victor Mooney undertaking a bike ride from Dubai to Al Ain to Abu Dhabi. The seven ghaf trees will symbolize and celebrate Sheikh Zayed vision of uniting all seven Emirates and will be planted in the capital city. At the conclusion, the bike, trailer, banners and awards from New York officials will be presented to Year of Zayed organizers. The culmination of the Zayed Mile is expected to coincide with UAE 47th Anniversary on December 2, 2018.
Second Leg of the Zayed Mile
Don Victor Mooney will depart from Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum House, former residential quarters of Saeed bin Maktoum Al Maktoum, former ruler of Dubai. He'll make another stop at Al Ain Palace Museum before heading to Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi. The journey is expected to take four days.
For more visit www.thezayedmile.info .