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Video: Daredevil expat skydives in UAE in support of Lebanon

Filed on October 22, 2019 | Last updated on October 22, 2019 at 06.27 am
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Mattar, who works as an interior architect, has accomplished 1,000 jumps so far.

A Lebanese expat in the UAE has skydived holding her country's flag as a show of solidarity with the reforms protests happening back home.

"I did it last week. I also skydived last month with the Lebanese flag. The jumps are a gesture of solidarity with Lebanon and my fellow country men and women," Nada Abou Mattar told Khaleej Times.

The interior architect, who has 1,000 jumps to her name, said she was "really hopeful and optimistic" that positive and radical changes would come out of the demonstrations happening in Lebanon.

"I just wish the Lebanese people would keep standing united and stay away from partisanship when they take to the streets. It is the political parties that have brought disparities and divisions. I hope this time the protesters' demands will be unified and focus on improving the quality of life and boosting the economy."

She said she would have taken part in the ongoing demonstrations back home "had it not been for some personal circumstances".

mary@khaleejtimes.com

 

Marie Nammour

Originally from Lebanon, Marie has been covering the Dubai Courts and the Public Prosecution, immigration and labour issues often, and the Dubai International Film Festival. A graduate from the Holy Spirit University of Kaslik, Jounieh, a city to the north of Beirut, she worked as an in-house reporter of international affairs at a leading TV station back home and a legal translator for a renowned law academy in the Lebanese capital. Speaks fluently four languages and is fond of travelling, psychology, learning more, and has grown by now a rich ‘criminal’ imagination...


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