We are excited to announce a partnership with National Geographic Abu Dhabi to send intrepid Emirati adventurers, Omeir and Mohammed bin Malek, to trace the Tropic of Cancer on an epic journey through the UAE.
The demand of an expedition of this nature creates extraordinary challenges for the adventurers and the Land Rover LR4’s off-road capabilities made it the only choice to take on this unprecedented journey.
In today’s world there remain only a few places on earth which are yet to be mapped. However at the heart of the UAE lies the unchartered route of the Tropic of Cancer, the most northerly circle of latitude on earth at which the sun may appear directly overhead at its culmination. This event occurs once per year, at the time of the Northern solstice, when the Northern Hemisphere is tilted toward the Sun to its maximum extent.
Driven by their passion for their land, the bin Malek brothers travelled the harsh landscape in the Land Rover LR4, mapping the unexplored and discovering how people have adapted in order to thrive in this tough environment.
The Tropic of Cancer adventure is the latest chapter in a series of projects we have created as part of our MYLAND platform, that aims to highlight inspiring stories from and about the dynamic Middle East and North Africa region. The adventure was documented by National Geographic Abu Dhabi Channel, in partnership with team at Land Rover.