Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 21 September 2019

Giant sand portrait of Kuwaiti Emir earns Dubai another Guinness World Record

The portrait of Sheikh Sabah was made to commemorate Kuwait's Liberation and National days

A sand portrait of Kuwaiti emir Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmed is etched into the desert in Dubai to mark the country's National Day and Liberation Day this week. Courtesy Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Twitter
A sand portrait of Kuwaiti emir Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmed is etched into the desert in Dubai to mark the country's National Day and Liberation Day this week. Courtesy Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Twitter

Dubai has earned another Guinness World Record – this time for the world's largest sand portrait.

The portrait, etched into the desert in Al Qudra Lake area, is of Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmed, the emir of Kuwait.

Named The Emir of Humanity, the artwork was created to commemorate Kuwait's Liberation and National days this week.

Etched across 15,800 square metres, the portrait was created over 2,400 hours using layers of naturally red sand.

The portrait was revealed in a video by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, last week.

"Our love for Kuwait and the Kuwaiti people is engraved into our ground, engraved in our hearts and engraved in our history," Sheikh Mohammed said in a tweet.

Wishing the Kuwaiti people and its leadership a happy National Day, he called Sheikh Sabah the "prince of humanity in glory and peace".

Updated: February 27, 2019 10:00 AM

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