03 May, 2007

Ibrahim Sharaf: First UAE National To Travel To Space



Virgin Galactic announced on Wednesday that Sharaf Group chairman, Ibrahim Sharaf, has signed up for the inaugural Virgin Galactic space flight, which could make him the very first Emirati to hit warp speed.

Sharaf Travel will be the UAE general sales agent for Virgin Galactic. Sharaf is paying $200,000, for the zero-gravity trip which will take place sometime in 2009.

The launch site will likely be in the southwestern United States, with each trip featuring three hours in space.

Read Also:
Ibrahim Sharaf to be first Emirati in space (Gulf News)

11 comments:

egyptian pwick said...

only a cool 735,000 dirhams!!
what a loser!

wacky said...

Bravo to Mr Sharaf - whilst he is up there, he should try and find a solution for RTA's gaffe !!

Anonymous said...

WHILE HE'S UP THERE HE MIGHT SEE THE ACCOMODATION PROBLEMS EXPATRIATES FACE.

Anonymous said...

mr sharaf! maybe you could give that amount to the poor. much better than wasting it on kaka u really don't need!

samuraisam said...

anonymous that has been posting dozens of comments around this blog in all-capitals: Stop posting comments in all-caps.

Anonymous said...

Who is this perk???

Ryan said...

The title is wrong.

He is not the first UAE national to fly up to space.

One of the UAE princes had once flown out to space. I'm not quite sure when, most likely in the 1980s...

ugly henry said...

ryan!u r wrong! it was some saudi prince ,in 1985.

Anonymous said...

You're right. I'm sorry... I got mixed up.

USArabGal said...

So is anyone going to answer my question and tell me who this perk is?? I'm waiting.

bu shemma said...

but what if he (perish the thought) croaks within the next 2 yrs? what happens then?

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