In pictures: UAE holds nearly 150 world records
November 4, 2013
According to the Ferrari World website, the theme park is Ferrari’s first, it is the largest indoor theme park in the world and its Thrill of Rosso ride is the fastest roller coaster on the planet. Pawan Singh / The National
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Abu Dhabi’s sustainability project, Masdar City, holds what some might consider one of the more serious awards — the world’s most environmentally friendly city. According to the GWR, it is the world’s first city designed to be zero-carbon and zero-waste. Andrew Henderson/The National
In 2011, the Al Ain Paradise Gardens became the first holder of the Guinness World Record for the most hanging baskets. Sammy Dallal / The National
The 72-storey JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai stands tall as the proud holder of the Guinness World Record for the world’s tallest hotel. Jeffrey E Biteng / The National
Hazza Suleiman al Shehhi, a young Fujairah swordsman, set the world record for the highest sword throw in November 2010, when he reached a height of 21.2598 metres at the Al Saif Traditional Sword Competition.
Kanz Jewels proudly displays its Guinness Book of World Records certificate on the wall of its shop in the Deira Gold Souq. The company last year revealed the world’s largest gold ring which weighs 63 kilograms and is worth about Dh9.7 million. Pawan Singh / The National
In October 2012, citizens of 72 nations gathered to wash their hands simultaneously. After the event, an adjudicator from Guinness World Records presented the organiser, Lifebuoy, with the award for most nationalities washing their hands simultaneously. Pawan Singh / The National
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.