These items from the media and press relate to Elham Al-Qasimi’s North Pole expedition. In April 2010, Elham aims to be the first Arab woman to set foot at the northernmost tip of the world, making the trek ski-assisted and unsupported.

Dubai Woman breaks tradition and heads for North Pole

ABC News

Elham Al Qasimi traded in her black abaya for a puffy parka in a quest to become the first Arab woman to reach the North Pole. Read the article


La reina árabe de las nieves

El Mundo

El Mundo reports on Elham's extraordinary expedition. Download the PDF


Mission North Pole

Khaleejesque online magazine

When Elham Al-Qasimi decided she wanted to be the first Arab woman to trek (solo) to the North Pole, she pulled out all stops to get herself there. Khaleejesque managed to get hold of this extraordinary Emirati woman, before she set off on her epic journey. Read the article


Heading north


Elham Al-Qasimi departs from Dubai to begin her journey to the North Pole.


‘Role model’ adventurer begins trek to North Pole

The National

“I am calm and collected but a little on fire”: Emirati becomes first Arab woman to attempt the long and arduous journey that will fulfil her dream and make history for the UAE. Download the PDF


Reaching for the summit

Time Out Dubai

This month, Emirati Elham Al-Qasimi will attempt to become the first Arab woman to set foot on the North Pole. Download the PDF


In a minute… Elham Al-Qasimi

What's On Dubai

Travelling with two guides and two fellow explorers, Elham Al-Qasimi will attempt to become the first Arab woman to negotiate 100 nautical miles to the North Pole this month. Download the PDF


Inspirational woman

Emirates Woman magazine

The North Pole may seem like another world to most, but for polar explorer and UAE national, Elham Al-Qasimi, it's a very real destination and a very real dream. Download the PDF


Interview with Elham Al-Qasimi

Marie Claire UAE

Elham is interviewed by Marie Claire. Download the PDF


Polar opposites

iQ magazine

As she prepares to become the first Arab woman and UAE national to trek to the North Pole, Elham Al-Qasimi is also bidding to change a few preconceptions along the way. Download the PDF



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