An ot­terly bril­liant party

7 Days in Dubai - - GLOBAL NEWS -

Dubai res­i­dent Olga Zolo­tova has made a habit of tak­ing on big chal­lenges. And the fit­ness en­thu­si­ast is hop­ing to re­cruit some fel­low ad­ven­tur­ers for her next big mis­sion.

The Rus­sian and fel­low ad­ven­turer Mohamad Kha­laf (both pic­tured be­low) are set climb Mount Kil­i­man­jaro on July 14, ded­i­cat­ing the chal­lenge to ideas of ac­cep­tance, free­dom, be­lief and co­op­er­a­tion in the UAE. For that rea­son, they are hop­ing to en­list a mul­ti­cul­tural crew to ac­com­pany them on the big climb in Tan­za­nia, which mea­sures up at 5,895 me­tres tall.

Olga, 25, has pre­vi­ously cy­cled 400km solo across the emi­rates in 24 hours, ran 200km in 24 hours and also com­pleted seven ul­tra marathons in seven days to sup­port a num­ber of chil­dren’s cam­paigns. The as­sis­tant man­ager at Mit­sui&Co has been pre­par­ing for this test with some tough stair climbs. She said: “I started do­ing these chal­lenges when I came to the UAE. When I got in­volved in the sport com­mu­nity I saw peo­ple do­ing re­ally great things, cov­er­ing hun­dreds of kilo­me­tres, and I started try­ing to do the same af­ter re­al­is­ing that you can do some­thing big­ger. If you can do some­thing big­ger, you should ded­i­cate it to mat­ters that are im­por­tant.”

The trip will take seven days and any­one in­ter­ested in join­ing the party should email­

Birth­day boys and girls can now cel­e­brate their spe­cial day with a very im­por­tant guest - an ot­ter from the Dubai Aquar­ium and Un­der­wa­ter Zoo. Up to 19 guests can join the party be­hind the scenes at the ot­ter en­clo­sure for an ed­u­ca­tional and in­for­ma­tive day where the birth­day boy or girl can as­sist staff on spe­cial train­ing. Three times daily ex­clud­ing Wed­nes­days, call 04 448 5200.

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