Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 26 June 2019

Dubai breaks another Guinness World Record - with drones

Image of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid lights up the sky as part of new record feat

The drones made 11 separate formations. Courtesy Dubai Media Office
The drones made 11 separate formations. Courtesy Dubai Media Office

Dubai is no stranger to world records - the Burj Khalifa is the tallest building in the world after all.

But Dubai Police has broken a new record - the most consecutive formations made by the same set of drones.

The feat was achieved during a graduation ceremony for its 26th batch of cadet officers at the weekend.

Video posted to Twitter shows dozens of unmaned aerial vehicles, or drones, being prepared, formation lines being painted on the ground and then the drones buzzing into the air.

In total, eleven separate formations were achieved by Dubai Police and the attempt was ratified by Guinness World Records.

One of the formations portrayed Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai.

The feat was accomplished at the Dubai Police Academy, with the Burj Al Arab hotel in the background.

Updated: February 16, 2019 05:54 PM

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