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Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 17 July 2018

Timeframe: Looking back at when Dubai set a world record for ice cream cake

Nineteen years ago, Dubai set the world record for the largest ice-cream cake 

On July 14, 1999, the world's largest ice-cream cake was unveiled at Jumeirah Beach Hotel in Dubai.  AFP Photo / Jorge Ferrari
On July 14, 1999, the world's largest ice-cream cake was unveiled at Jumeirah Beach Hotel in Dubai.  AFP Photo / Jorge Ferrari

Dubai is known for setting a lot of world records, but this one takes the cake.

Nineteen years ago this Saturday, on July 14, 1999, to celebrate National Ice Cream Day, Jumeirah Beach Hotel hosted an event that saw crews assemble and unveil a 16-metre-long, 4,065 kilogram cake made from more than 6,000 litres of ice cream and emblazoned with a Baskin Robbins logo and colourful polka dots.

More than 17,000 pieces were cut and shared with guests, and donation boxes were set up to support families in Kosovo. The record has since been broken in Beijing in 2006 and in Toronto in 2011.

National Ice Cream Day is celebrated annually in the United States on the third Sunday of July. This year it falls on Sunday, July 15.

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