An old friend from the army, came with his kids to the literary festival, and introduced me to Adrian Hayes, who was also in the UK special forces. Adrian Hayes is famous for doing the 3 poles in a world record time. (North Pole, South Pole and Everest in less than 2 years) Only 18 people have done all 3.
Adrian knew of me already, and his tenant is none other than Lisa, the South African singer who was in a show with Salha. Adrian recently went from Oman to Abu Dhabi on a camel, following the footsteps of Wilfred Thesiger, who wrote “Arabian Sands”.
He talked about his trek across the desert, showed clips from his documentary and of course promoted his book!
Although I am the first Arab to do many of these expeditions, if Adrian is following in the footsteps of true pioneers, I am merely following in the footsteps of Adrian Hayes!