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UAE balloonists win title at Poland Hot Air Balloon Festival.

The UAE Hot Air Balloon team has made waves in Europe by winning the International Hot Air Balloon Festival held in Poland, according to UAE news agency WAM.

The UAE balloonists, flying a balloon emblazoned with a portrait of HH General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of UAE Armed Forces, outperformed their European rivals especially those from France and Norway.

Captain Abdul Aziz Al Mansouri, pilot of the UAE balloon stated after his return home from Poland that the team had put in a splendid effort to claim the title.

The UAE Hot Air Balloon team has made waves in Europe by winning the International Hot Air Balloon Festival held in Poland

He paid tribute to Lieutenant General HH Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior for his substantial and continued support for the venture.

Abdul Rahman Naqi, the team's manager, said the team was now preparing to capture their next title at the UAE Balloon Championships taking place this December.

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