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Raed Zidan

Raed Zidan

Sector : Sports, Athletes

Personal Info

  • Country of residence: Kuwait
  • Gender: Male
  • Born in: 1971
  • Age: 50
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Zidan was born in Kuwait to Palestinian emigrants. His parents emigrated from Kufr Lakef, Palestine, near Qalqilya to Kuwait. Zidan, who resides in both the United States and Dubai, UAE is the owner and CEO of Zidan Management Group,, located in Indianapolis, Indiana and Shock Middle East located in Dubai, UAE. 

Raed Zidan is an accomplished mountaineer and the first Palestinian man to reach all seven of the Seven Summits including Vinson Massif in Antarctica, Mount Kilimanjaro and Aconcagua in Argentina. Zidan was part of a four-member group called Arabs with Altitude, which included the first Saudi woman Raha Moharrak, the first Qatari man, Sheikh Mohammed Al Thani and Iranian, Masoud Mohammed, that reached the summit of Mount Everest in May 2013.

On June 1st, 2016, Zidan summited Denali in Alaska, USA along with Sheikh Mohammed Al Thani, the first Qatari man to reach all Seven Summits, Masoud Mohammed, the first Iranian to reach all Seven Summits and Suzanne Al Houby, the first Palestinian woman and first Arab woman to reach all Seven Summits. The team was again known by the name "Arabs with Altitude".

Achievements and Awards

Raed Zidan is the first Palestinian man to summit Mount Everest and the first Palestinian man to reach all Seven Summits.

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