DUBAI, 26th July, 2016 (WAM) – Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum said that Solar Impulse 2 returned to Abu Dhabi today after its 40,000 kilometers round the world flight without using a single drop of fuel.

He added that this global journey, from and to Abu Dhabi, opens vital new applications for renewable energy in all walks of life.

Sheikh Mohammed wrote on his official Twitter account: “Abu Dhabi, capital of the UAE and home to the International Renewable Energy Agency IRENA, stands as a global pioneer in renewable energy.”

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