Video: Daredevil expat skydives in UAE in support of Lebanon

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Dubai - Mattar, who works as an interior architect, has accomplished 1,000 jumps so far.



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Marie Nammour

Published: Tue 22 Oct 2019, 7:37 PM

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

 


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