The Zayed Mile culminates during UAE 47th Anniversary in Abu Dhabi on December 2

NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, October 20, 2018 /  Starting late November from the United Arab Emirates with seven ghaf trees – the national tree of the UAE in tow, the second half of the Zayed Mile will have Don Victor Mooney undertaking a bike ride from Dubai to Abu Dhabi. The seven ghaf trees will symbolize and celebrate Sheikh Zayed vision of uniting all seven Emirates and will be planted in the capital city.

Don Mooney fly's from New York's JFK airport on November 25 aboard Saudi Arabian Airlines to Dubai. 

New Yorker bikes to UN headquarters for late Sheikh Zayed

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - JULY 9, 2018 -  Inspired by the legacy of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, a New Yorker has recently accomplished a four-day, 402km bike ride across New York City as a tribute to the UAE's founding father and in commemoration of the Year of Zayed.

It was no mean feat for the 52-year-old Don Victor Mooney, who did not just pedal his way through the five boroughs of NYC (Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx, and Staten Island) as he also towed a bike trailer filled with trees, a 5X7ft artificial grass rolled up, two soccer goals and a soccer ball weighing nearly 135kg in total.

It all begins in New York: Tribute to UAE founder Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan

NEW YORK, NEW YORK June 11, 2018 -   A special connection between the United States and the United Arab Emirates becomes obvious thus year. 2018 marks 100 years since the birth of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the Founding Father of the UAE, who passed away in 2004.

In celebration of the Year of Zayed, Don Victor Mooney of Queens, New York will cycle the five boroughs of New York City and plant trees in honor of Sheikh Zayed legacy of the environment. 

Tribute to UAE founder begins in New York

GHANA June 12, 2018 – In commemoration of the Year of Zayed, Don Victor Mooney of Queens will begin a dual bike ride and plant trees as a tribute to the founder of the United Arab Emirates, His Highness Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nayhan for his environmental legacy called the Zayed Mile in NYC and the second leg from Dubai to Abu Dhabi. 


At the conclusion, the bike + trailer will be donated to the Year of Zayed organizers in the UAE.

American to cycle in tribute to UAE founder

SAUDI ARABIA & NEW YORK CITY - May 16, 2018 / Don Victor Mooney of Queens, New York, who was rescued by a nearly all Filipino crew aboard MV Norfolk in 2011 while attempting to row across the Atlantic Ocean, will cycle in New York and UAE in commemoration for the Year of Zayed this summer. The UAE is celebrating the 100th anniversary of its founder, Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nayhan.

Don Victor Mooney named his row boat after the Emirati leader.

On his fourth attempt to row across the Atlantic Ocean for AIDS, Don Mooney finally completed his task — a journey that took 21 months in 2015. Sheikh Zayed left us a legacy of determination. It’s a privilege to honor him in this way and to share his legacy, said Don Victor Mooney. — SG 

The Zayed Mile takes to the road for Sheikh Zayed

NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, May 1, 2018 / -- Bike tour to commemorate the Year of Zayed, with tree planting along the way in New York City and U.A.E. 


Marking the centennial anniversary of the founding father of the United Arab Emirates, His Highness Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, who died in 2004, His Highness, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the current President has declared that 2018 will be known as the Year of Zayed.  Numerous activities are underway in the U.A.E. and globally to share the legacy of Sheikh Zayed.