Solar Impulse 2, the first sun-powered airplane to circle the globe without a drop of fuel, landed in the UAE today (26th) completing its epic journey to promote renewable energy.
The plane touched down at 04:05 (0005 GMT) in the capital Abu Dhabi after a more than 48 hour-long flight from Cairo, the final leg in its journey which began on 9th March last year.
Cheers and clapping welcomed the plane as it arrived at Al-Bateen Executive Airport, where it first launched its world tour.
Swiss explorer and project director Bertrand Piccard was in the cockpit during the 2,763 kilometer (1,716 mile) flight from Cairo, crossing the Red Sea, the vast Saudi desert and flying over the Gulf.
The flight capped a remarkable 42,000-kilometre journey across four continents, two oceans and three seas.