Five UAE Guinness attempts for National Day

Eudore R. Chand

DUBAI 3 December 2020: Being the top record-breaking nation in the Mena region by a large margin did not stop the UAE from hunting for more.

There were five different Guinness World Records attempts as part of the 49th UAE National Day.

Guinness World Records (GWR) witnessed 3 world records attempts by Global Village, as part of 25 world records planned to celebrate the 25th anniversary of this popular attraction. Global Village is planning to:

  1. Use the maximum number of flags to create the largest flag number
  2. Create the largest bottle cap sentence with at least 13,434 total number to break the previous record, and
  3. Put together the largest admission ticket mosaic (flag) as the current minimum stands at 50 square metres.

In Abu Dhabi, Yas Mall are attempting to create the largest sand art structure, which has a current minimum of 266.2 kilograms for a record achieved back in 2012. Yas Mall is planning to raise the bar smash this record by creating a giant size Sand Art bottle. The enormous bottle will be displayed in Town Square, Yas Mall till 5th of December. Shoppers and visitors of the capital are invited to watch the GWR attempt as it happens live.

Earlier this week, India International School in Sharjah smashed the world records for largest online video chain of people passing a flag with 3,537 total number. The attempt lasted for around ten hours, 14 minutes and 45 seconds.

Egypt nears 100 GWRs

UAE is not only the first record-breaking nation in the Middle East with the most number of records regionally, currently stands at 434 active records, but has the fastest rate in setting more of them. Egypt is approaching the 100 world records mark soon with a current haul of 96 world records in hand, leaving Saudi Arabia closely third with 95 records.

Interestingly, the UAE was able to break many world records over the years, here are some examples to name a few:

  • Largest flag flown while in freefall (skydiving) – 144.28 m²
  • Largest human image of a waving national flag – 4,130 people
  • Largest recyclable material mosaic (image) – 1,165 m²
  • Largest flower arrangement / structure – 72.95 x 78.34 x 21.98 metres
  • Highest resolution video wall – 1,700,352,000 pixels.
  • Tallest topiary sculpture (supported) – 18.06 m
  • Largest vertical maze (permanent) – 3,947.22 m²

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