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MISCELLANEOUS - GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS

Seha enters Guinness World Records by creating 114 sq.m mural

Posted on 28/02/2017

Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (Seha) has set a Guinness World Records for 2017 by creating the largest mural, measuring 114 sq.m. That recognition came during a ceremony organised by Seha to celebrate receiving the Guinness World Records certificate. The ceremony was held at the Hazza bin Zayed Stadium in Al Ain city, and was attended by 800 employees and their families from Sewa's health facilities. These facilities were honoured for their role in achieving the record number during the ...  >>MORE

Dubai creates new world record for collecting clothes for donation

Posted on 23/08/2016

Dubai has created another world record by collecting 295,122 items of clothing for donation as a part of an annual initiative that took place in the UAE and Qatar from the start of Ramadan until July 6. The campaign ‘Share a touch of love', was organised by fabric cleaning brands OMO and Comfort with the aim of donating clothes to those in need around the world, through the help of Emirates Red Crescent. The record was set at 293,623 items, which was collected in India last year. The new ...  >>MORE

World record: longest greeting card mosaic in UAE

Posted on 10/08/2016

Thousands of UAE residents took part in creating a new Guinness World Record by putting together the largest greeting card mosaic in the world — now displayed on Shaikh Zayed Road, next to Jebel Ali metro station. The card, which measures 110.13 metres long, was part of an initiative organised by Proctor and Gamble (P&G) in partnership with Majid Al Futtaim Carrefour stores. The campaign called ‘Thank You Mum for Raising a Champion', gave people in the UAE a platform to showcase their ...  >>MORE

Sharjah lantern sets Guinness record

Posted on 05/07/2016

A lantern at Sharjah's Souq Al Jubail has won the Guinness World Record for the world's largest lantern. The lantern, which was designed and built by Global Event Management Group, is located at the entrance to the souq and stands at exactly 15.5 metres high and 5.6 metres wide. In accordance with the Guinness World Records official rules, the working structure is an exact scaled replica of an actual lantern and casts a gorgeous, warm glow over the entrance to the market. Speaking on the ...  >>MORE

Year-end special: Feats of 2015

Posted on 01/01/2016

The UAE is no stranger to achieving an outstanding number of firsts. Here's a look at some that made it to the Guinness World Records this year Largest vertical maze: January 2015 The 55-storey Maze Tower, located on Dubai's bustling Sheikh Zayed Road, was crowned for its intricate façade made out of Verde Bahia granite. Created by Al Rostamani Group, its winning features include an eight-metre video wall at the top, innovative LED lights on its exterior and a rooftop maze garden in its ...  >>MORE

Dubai Police sets Guinness World Record

Posted on 16/12/2015

Dubai Police broke the Guinness World Record for the largest number of signatures collected expressing loyalty to the President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan. The 13,288 signatures gathered by Dubai Police included signatures of Emiratis and expatriates, which helped them break the previous record of 12,884 signatures set a year ago by China. The signatures were collected on four different pieces of cloth, which represented the four colours of the UAE flag, which were then ...  >>MORE

Dubai sets record for world’s longest painting

Posted on 13/12/2015

More than 20,000 students, teachers, parents and activists came together to create the world's longest painting on Saturday, as part of a campaign to raise awareness about autism. The painting that measures 10.85km beats the three-month old record of 10km long painting held by a Chinese group. The previous record was also created by schoolchildren. A Guinness World Records official, who was present to witness the world record at Dubai Autodrome, confirmed the successful attempt to create the ...  >>MORE

DSF's Dubai Celebration Chain enters Guinness World Record

Posted on 28/01/2015

Residents and visitors to the 20th anniversary Dubai Shopping Festival, DSF, activities have been given the opportunity to own a piece of history by buying a segment of the ‘Dubai Celebration Chain' – the world's longest handmade gold chain, which made its entry into the Guinness World Records at 5.522 km in length, weighing approximately 256 kilos. The 22 carat gold chain can be purchased in options of 8 grams (bracelet size), 20 grams, 22 grams, 24 grams and 25 grams. Pieces of the chain can ...  >>MORE

5.522km long gold chain ropes in Guinness World Record

Posted on 06/01/2015

Dubai, the city of gold, has achieved another feather in its crown, setting a new Guinness World Record and made the world's longest 22-carat hand-made gold chain measuring a total of 5.522 kilometres. As part of the 20th anniversary of the Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF), the Dubai Gold and Jewellery Group (DGJG) in collaboration with Dubai Festival and Retail Establishment (DFRE) achieved the milestone to manufacture the "Dubai Celebration Chain”. The "Dubai Celebration Chain” has more than ...  >>MORE

Emaar to showcase Guinness World Record-winning LED projection on Burj Khalifa until 9 Jan

Posted on 03/01/2015

The Guinness World Record winning LED illumination on Burj Khalifa facade will continue through January 9, 2015, to regale visitors to Downtown Dubai, the mega-development by Emaar Properties , and the world's most-visited lifestyle destination. The spectacular LED display envelopes Burj Khalifa in the UAE National flag colours, among other dazzling effects, which captivated the world during the Downtown Dubai New Year's Eve Gala, the world's most-watched spectacle. In addition to fascinating ...  >>MORE

Diabetes Stay Strong Campaign enters Guinness

Posted on 29/12/2014

UAE residents, as part of the Stay Strong Campaign, set a Guinness World Record at Burj Park, by lighting 11,022 bulbs, which represents the number of Stay Strong app downloads in the UAE. The event highlighted the need for diabetes education and awareness. Speakers at the event included "Stay Strong” campaign ambassadors: Abdulla Al Hashidi, an Emirati with diabetes, who gave attendees an inspirational story of how he has overcame obstacles while living with the disease. Other speakers ...  >>MORE

UAE ‘pencil flag’ creates new world record

Posted on 13/12/2014

The General Directorate of Civil Defence achieved a new Guinness World Record by forming the world's largest flag made of pencils. Coinciding with the celebrations of the 43rd UAE National Day, the UAE flag was displayed in the courtyard of the Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi. The General Directorate shattered the previous record by constructing a national flag that stretched over 1,000 square metres with one million pencils using 250,000 for each colour. Major-General Al Matroushi, Civil ...  >>MORE

43 trucks, 43 flags create longest moving convoy of UAE flags at 1.3km

Posted on 03/12/2014

Emirates SkyCargo, Dubai Airports, Dubai World Central (DWC), together with Dubai-based Allied Transport, have created the longest moving convoy of UAE flags to commemorate the country's 43rd National Day. The 1.3 kilometre convoy was a result of teamwork by representatives from the four companies, who together organized for 43 Allied cargo trucks to be decked out in UAE flags, planned the convoy route and driving logistics, and brought this initiative to life. "We wanted to find a unique way ...  >>MORE

Rehlatna breaks world record for longest graffiti scroll

Posted on 02/12/2014

The Rehlatna, or Our Journey, bringing together the talents of national and international graffiti artists, portraying giant falcons, Arabic calligraphy and the UAE's most impressive landmarks to compete the world's longest graffiti wall, have broken the Guinness World Record for the longest graffiti scroll at 2.2454km. "The wall is in the shape of the UAE and we are going to aim for the world record for the longest graffiti wall," said Sami Mohammed, from the Crown Prince's Office, which ...  >>MORE

Guinness World Record attempt by UAE Yafei Tribe

Posted on 01/12/2014

As part of the celebrations of UAE National Day, an attempt to gain the Guinness World Record for the largest sheet of handmade paper utilising fibers of the date palm tree will take place at the Abu Dhabi Theatre grounds on Thursday, 4th December, by the UAE Yafei Tribe. The current record of 13.9 m x 6.9 m for handmade washi paper was established in 2009 in Toyama, Japan. Apart from it's greater size, the inclusion of date palm tree fibre as a primary ingredient is significant of this ...  >>MORE

U.A.E. breaks Guinness World Record of most people carrying a flag banner

Posted on 01/12/2014

The U.A.E. has broken the Guinness Book of World Record of most people carrying a flag banner with a participation of 2139 Emirati students from the Abu Dhabi Vocational Education and Training Institute, ADVETI, and incorporation with Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club. Marking the celebrations of the 43rd U.A.E. National Day, thousands of Emirati students walked a span of 230 meters carrying the U.A.E. flag, measuring two kilometres long and five meters wide, at the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club. "The ...  >>MORE

Dubai sets Guinness World Record for car parade

Posted on 29/11/2014

The U.A.E. yesterday added another Guinness World Record to its list of accomplishments for assembling the most number of cars of different makes in a parade at the Meydan racetrack. Before the record was set for the first time, Guinness had stipulated that a minimum of 50 cars were required to complete two laps of the track. After a failed first attempt, Dubai achieved a record with 58 brands of cars, including Peugeot, Kia, Cadillac and Porsche. "The drivers attempted the record two times ...  >>MORE

UAE flag made out of buses sets new Guinness World Record

Posted on 21/11/2014

In celebration of National Day, the Department of Transport (DoT) set a world record for forming the largest "bus mosaic” on Tuesday. The DoT gathered 156 of its buses and divided them into the four colours of the UAE flag, with 39 buses representing each colour. The department's workers took two weeks to prepare and paint all the buses, which were stationed in Shahama parking yard, about 45km away from the city. Saeed Al Hameli, adviser to the executive director of surface transport sector ...  >>MORE

World’s largest tennis ball mosaic in Dubai

Posted on 20/09/2014

Dubai has successful landed a new Guinness World Record after merging over 2,327 tennis balls to create the world's largest tennis ball mosaic. The record to beat was 500.

The mosaic was installed on the 3,800 square metres Events Arena lawn of Jumeirah Beach Hotel, located on the main beach of the hotel in front of the Wild Wadi Waterpark, overlooking the Arabian Gulf and Burj Al Arab Jumeirah. The hotel is operated Jumeirah Group, a Dubai-based luxury hospitality company and a ...  >>MORE

U.A.E. eyes Guinness World Record with tennis ball mosaic

Posted on 17/09/2014

The U.A.E. will seek to enter the Guinness World Records on Wednesday with the creation of a unique mosaic using only tennis balls on the tramlines of the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the International Tennis Federation (ITF). The mosaic will be set up at the Events Arena of the Jumeirah Beach Hotel with top ITF dignitaries scheduled to visit the site at 5:30pm this afternoon. This will be a first-time Guinness World Record using tennis balls to depict the three-finger peace and victory ...  >>MORE

Dubai sets largest sticky notes mosaic world record

Posted on 28/05/2014

Dubai Land Department (DLD) has set a new Guinness World Record for the largest sticky notes mosaic, breaking the previous record set in Belgium in 2012. The mosaic, which was formed using 300,000 notes, is part of DLD's "Together for a Better Future” campaign, aimed at raising awareness about autism in the UAE. After authenticating the achievement, a delegation from Guinness World Records visited DLD to provide an official certificate from the organisation acknowledging its success. Sheikh ...  >>MORE

Dubai breaks Guinness World Record in diabetes screening

Posted on 26/05/2014

Dubai yesterday added another feather in its cap, breaking a Guinness World Records by conducting 8,675 diabetes screenings for Dubai Mall shoppers in just eight hours. The previous Guinness World Records title was 7,024 tests. A team of more than 80 nurses were on hand for an eight-hour diabetes screening of Mall-goers as the One Heart Health Community launched a major awareness drive to highlight the risks of heart problems, and underline the importance of a healthy lifestyle. The campaign ...  >>MORE

ADMA-OPCO, ADPC set a new Guinness World Record for most participants in an underwater clean-up

Posted on 27/04/2014

In a resounding sustainability achievement, ADMA-OPCO in collaboration with Abu Dhabi Port Company have set a new world record for the most participants in an underwater clean-up (Single Venue) as part of the "Dive Together To Protect Our Marine Environment" Campaign organised on April 23rd . Collecting around 9 tonnes of waste, a world breaking number of 300 divers using diving support vessels (DSV) with full diving equipped plus dive boats participated in the clean-up that covered Abu ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi dives deep for another world record

Posted on 24/04/2014

Scuba divers plunged the depths of the city's ports yesterday in an attempt to break the record for the world's largest underwater clean-up. Organised by Abu Dhabi Ports Company together with Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Company, the clean-up covered Abu Dhabi's Free Port, the New Free Port, the nearby Fisherman's Port, Zayed Port and Das Island. The effort, which took place over the course of 24 hours, started in the early hours of yesterday morning. The goal, said organisers, was to secure ...  >>MORE

French duo sets highest Base jump record from Burj Khalifa

Posted on 24/04/2014

Two French daredevils broke a Guinness World Record for the highest Base jump after jumping from the pinnacle of the Burj Khalifa and spiralling down the world's tallest man-made structure. Professional base jumpers Vince Reffet and Fred Fugen broke the record on Monday between 6am and 9am after performing two base jumps from the top of the 828-metre Burj Khalifa in Downtown Dubai. Emirati jumpers Nasser Al Neyadi and Omar Al Hegelan held the previous world record after jumping 672 metres down ...  >>MORE

Longest bridal veil at Sharjah wedding show

Posted on 06/03/2014

World's longest bridal veil measuring 5-km in length, weighing about 7kg, and embellished with crystals and pearls at its first 5 metres, was unveiled at the ninth edition of Perfect Wedding Show, which opened on Wednesday at the Expo Centre Sharjah. The veil by Rozana Hospitality broke the four-year Guinness Book of World Records held by Sandra Mechleb of Lebanon, who wore a 3.358-km long bridal veil when she married Chady Abi Younis in Arnaoon, Lebanon on October 18, 2009. This year's ...  >>MORE

DHA breaks existing record in ‘medical marathon’

Posted on 27/01/2014

More than 690 medical professionals took part in the Dubai Marathon 2014 breaking the earlier Guinness World Record of 2012 when 619 medical professionals took part in a marathon in Singapore. The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) broke the existing Guinness World Record for the largest number of medical professionals to take part in a marathon on Friday. More than 690 medical professionals took part in the Dubai Marathon 2014 breaking the earlier Guinness World Record of 2012 when 619 medical ...  >>MORE

6-minute-long record-breaking Dubai pyrotechnics took 300 hours to design

Posted on 11/01/2014

BELLPORT, N.Y.: The Guinness Book of World Records officially certified the fireworks performance designed and executed by Fireworks by Grucci on New Year's Eve 2013 in Dubai as a World Record. The new world standard set by Grucci—which included some 479,651 choreographed firework effects —smashed the record previously held by Kuwait. The record-setting performance, which featured customised patterns, effects, and music, emanated from over 550 locations on Dubai's iconic man-made landscape ...  >>MORE

New Year fireworks: Another feather in Dubai’s record cap

Posted on 02/01/2014

The grand New Year celebrations all across Dubai did not fail to impress crowds as the city once again lived up to the expectations. However, owing to minor safety concerns, some of the planned firework elements were called off at the last minute. The much-hyped flying falcon countdown and the UAE flag did not take place, owing to precautionary safety concerns put in place minutes before midnight. Event organisers blamed overcrowding at the entrance to Palm Jumeirah as one of the possible ...  >>MORE

Dubai ushers in New Year with fireworks world record

Posted on 01/01/2014

A spectacular display of pyrotechnics ushered the New Year in Dubai, with fireworks decorating UAE night sky, creating a new world record. The mesmerising display of fireworks encircled the Palm Jumeirah, the World Islands and Burj Al Arab. Thousands of people, who watched the spectacle from various locations, were left spell-bound. Crowds thronged the beaches of Umm Suqeium, Jumeirah and Jumeirah Beach Residence, from early in the evening, despite chilly weather. Families, with children ...  >>MORE

Dubai prepares for the midnight show

Posted on 31/12/2013

Five helicopters, 800 broadcasters and much more for the most complicated live shoots ever attempted. Five helicopters and a crew of 50 filmmakers will bring to life Dubai's spectacular firework show as the city attempts to set a new world record for the largest firework display. At the stroke of midnight, months of planning and rehearsals will come to life with the world turning to Dubai for the show of a lifetime. For millions of people watching the fireworks on television and online, the ...  >>MORE

Countdown for Dubai’s New Year spectacle begins

Posted on 26/12/2013

Scenes of a flying falcon, a 10-kilometre sunrise and the UAE National Flag will be projected into the open night air when hundreds of thousands of fireworks go off as part of a world record attempt on New Year's Eve. All eyes will be on Dubai this New Year's Eve with the world's biggest celebrations planned to ring-in the festive season. On December 31, Dubai's skyline will light up in a galaxy of colours and lights, with officials promising to amaze the world with a never before seen ...  >>MORE

Dubai gears up for phenomenal fireworks display

Posted on 25/12/2013

As part of Dubai's ambition and commitment to excellence, the city is coming together to set an extraordinary pyrotechnic record on 31st December that aims to light up the Dubai skyline with spectacular firework displays. To facilitate Dubai's outstanding new plan to break the Guinness World Record for the ‘Largest Firework Display', traffic management across Dubai is being co-ordinated by respective authorities. Many of Dubai's relevant entities, such as the Dubai Roads and Transport ...  >>MORE

Stage set for Dubai’s fireworks record attempt

Posted on 20/12/2013

On New Year's Eve Dubai's skies will come alive with a six-minute fireworks display choreographed across the whole of The Palm Jumeirah and the islands of The World as the city attempts to set another world record. The show will cover 99.4km of seafront and feature 450,000 fireworks in 400 locations. The world record attempt will conclude with a 15-minute display covering a one-kilometre stretch of the Jumeirah beach. Massive preparations are under way for the record attempt, and Khaleej ...  >>MORE

World record for largest swimming lesson set at Abu Dhabi’s Yas Waterworld

Posted on 12/12/2013

Yas Waterworld has made a huge splash in the competitive world of record breaking. It has set the Guinness World Record for the World's Largest Swimming Lesson. A record number of 777 swimmers participated in the winning lesson at the Abu Dhabi waterpark, beating out 32,450 competitors from 432 venues across 13 countries. The lesson took place on June 18 this year and focused on the importance of water safety and how to prevent drowning, which is the second leading cause of unintended, ...  >>MORE

Ajman sets new world record with UAE National Day mosaic

Posted on 04/12/2013

The emirate has set a new world record for creating the largest greeting card mosaic. The mosaic, which spells out the slogan "Union Spirit", was made to mark the 42nd UAE National Day. The event was held by Ajman Tourism Development Department and the announcement was made on Sunday at 5pm by a Guinness World Record representative. Around 4,000 people took part in the event on Ajman's Corniche on Sunday. Some 5,500 postcards make up the huge 121-square metre mosaic. Samer Khallouf, project ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi Gears-Up for National Day GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS attempt

Posted on 02/12/2013

Excitement and anticipation is building on Yas Island as an array of elaborately decorated cars descend on Abu Dhabi's entertainment destination in an attempt to break the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for Largest number of decorated cars in one location. With hundreds of vehicles expected to take part, Emiratis and expatriates from across the country have worked hard to dress-up their vehicles and show their love of the UAE - emphasizing the nationalistic theme of the event - in a bid to ...  >>MORE

UAE’s record breaking streak

Posted on 05/11/2013

We may be a small country, but we have the tallest building in the world and the largest book. This is a nation that constantly tries to outdo not only itself, but the entire planet — breaking a disproportionately high number of Guinness World Records every year, as demonstrated in the latest edition, published last week. The UAE holds 147 records, compared with 380 for the rest of the Middle East, which is perhaps why Dubai is home to the Middle East's only Guinness World Records office. ...  >>MORE

UAE home to a new Guinness World Records title for the Largest Packaged Food Mosaic

Posted on 31/10/2013

UAE is now home to yet another Guinness World Records title thanks to a recent record-breaking effort by Sharp Middle East and Africa (SMEF) to create the Largest packaged food mosaic. Measuring 24.7 m (81 ft.) in length and 38.6 m (126 ft.) in width, the mosaic consisted of 79,300 packs of food that were put together by 149 employees from Sharp Middle East '&' Africa. Following the completion of the record-breaking mosaic, Sharp donated all the food packages with the total value of yesterday ...  >>MORE

UAE sets new Guinness World Record

Posted on 25/10/2013

Two hundred and ninety took to the field but 32 fell by the wayside. Such are the rigours of world record attempts. Mind you, when all they had to do on the capital's Corniche on Thursday was stand still and wave a chequered flag for five minutes, the commitment of those non-finishers has to be under some question. But the record, which also flagged the start to celebrations for the Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix, is now one for the books. "This is a new record category and ...  >>MORE

Dubai Courts enters World Record Books

Posted on 11/10/2013

The Dubai Courts has entered the Guinness Book of World Records for setting a new record in e-auctions. The Dubai Courts has broken the record for the most expensive property sold via an e-auction conducted through smart applications. The property in question was valued at nearly Dh 94 million, and as a result the Dubai Courts is now the first court to ever have an entry in the Guinness Book of World Records. Dr. Ahmed Saeed bin Hazeem, Managing Director of Dubai Courts, received the ...  >>MORE

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Seha enters Guinness World Records by creating 114 sq.m mural


Dubai creates new world record for collecting clothes for donation


World record: longest greeting card mosaic in UAE


Sharjah lantern sets Guinness record


Year-end special: Feats of 2015


Dubai Police sets Guinness World Record


Dubai sets record for world’s longest painting


DSF's Dubai Celebration Chain enters Guinness World Record


5.522km long gold chain ropes in Guinness World Record


Emaar to showcase Guinness World Record-winning LED projection on Burj Khalifa until 9 Jan


Diabetes Stay Strong Campaign enters Guinness


UAE ‘pencil flag’ creates new world record


43 trucks, 43 flags create longest moving convoy of UAE flags at 1.3km


Rehlatna breaks world record for longest graffiti scroll


Guinness World Record attempt by UAE Yafei Tribe


U.A.E. breaks Guinness World Record of most people carrying a flag banner


Dubai sets Guinness World Record for car parade


UAE flag made out of buses sets new Guinness World Record


World’s largest tennis ball mosaic in Dubai


U.A.E. eyes Guinness World Record with tennis ball mosaic


Dubai sets largest sticky notes mosaic world record


Dubai breaks Guinness World Record in diabetes screening


ADMA-OPCO, ADPC set a new Guinness World Record for most participants in an underwater clean-up


Abu Dhabi dives deep for another world record


French duo sets highest Base jump record from Burj Khalifa


Longest bridal veil at Sharjah wedding show


DHA breaks existing record in ‘medical marathon’


6-minute-long record-breaking Dubai pyrotechnics took 300 hours to design


New Year fireworks: Another feather in Dubai’s record cap


Dubai ushers in New Year with fireworks world record


Dubai prepares for the midnight show


Countdown for Dubai’s New Year spectacle begins


Dubai gears up for phenomenal fireworks display


Stage set for Dubai’s fireworks record attempt


World record for largest swimming lesson set at Abu Dhabi’s Yas Waterworld


Ajman sets new world record with UAE National Day mosaic


Abu Dhabi Gears-Up for National Day GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS attempt


UAE’s record breaking streak


UAE home to a new Guinness World Records title for the Largest Packaged Food Mosaic


UAE sets new Guinness World Record


Dubai Courts enters World Record Books