Elham al-Qasimi
The explorer and adventurer on becoming the first Arab woman to reach the North Pole.
Last Modified: 12 Jun 2010 12:02 GMT

At 27 years old, Elham al-Qasimi is known around the world as the first Arab woman to reach the North Pole. 

Her deep sense of adventure comes from her thirst for life and a desire to understand the world better. 

She says" "I feel far too young to say I'm done. My sights are always looking forward."

Born in Dubai and raised between the US and UAE, al-Qasimi appreciates the humanity that bonds communities across cultures. 

Growing up in a large family taught her lessons of tolerance, justice, support and personal development. 

Despite the criticism and challenges she has faced, al-Qasimi continues to inspire women while fulfilling her dreams.

This episode of One on One can be seen from Saturday, June 12, at the following times GMT: Saturday: 0030, 1630; Sunday: 0430, 2330; Monday: 0300, 1230.

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