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Nabil Al-Busaidi the first Arab to reach the North Pole

On April 29, 2009 after 650 kilometers on foot Nabil Al-Busaidi was the first Arab to reach magnetic North.

He too sees his achievement as a motivation for the youth of Oman: "I hope that the people of Oman are proud of what I've achieved. Now I don't call myself Nabil but "Shabab Oman" (meaning "youth of Oman").