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WATCH: Dubai Sheikha on why becoming a pilot was her ‘biggest dream’

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A Dubai Sheikha who became a First Officer, flying an Emirates Boeing 777, has explained how she made her dream to become a pilot a reality.

The airline recently posted a video, to mark the UAE’s Civil Aviation Day, in which Shaikha Moza Al Maktoum spoke about her journey.

“I always loved travelling and adventure sports since I was a child. Becoming a pilot was my biggest dream,” said Sheikha Moza, as she prepared for take-off.

“I’m grateful to all the leaders of the UAE for all the opportunities they created for the future pilots of our nation. I get to fly all around the world and it is a proud moment when I see the UAE from the flight deck and then get to land back in Dubai.

“I think you must always follow your dreams, and have the patience and persistence to turn it into a reality. Never give up on what you want.”