x Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 23 July 2017

UAE National Day celebrations: Yas Island to host record breaking car parade

To celebrate UAE National Day thousands of cars will gather on the island to attempt to break the record for “most decorated cars.”

ABU DHABI // Yas Island will play host to a new world record attempt in December.

To celebrate UAE National Day, thousands of cars will gather on the island to attempt to break the record for “most decorated cars.”

Each vehicle will be adorned with colours of the national flag, as part of the Life and Style Show, in conjunction with Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority.

Organisers are expecting more than 3,000 green, red, white and black cars to arrive on the day that will travel along a 3.5km parade route starting at du Forum.

On parade day, on December 2, event organisers will inspect each car and only those complying with the conditions will be selected to participate in the world record attempt.

Around 300 will take part.

The three most creative cars will be displayed within the ‘UAE’s Best Dressed Car’ feature at the Speed & Power event of the Life & Style Show taking place from December 5 -7.

“We are confident that the people of the UAE, and our visitors, will all participate to help show case our national pride to the whole world with a record that will be very difficult to break,” said Faisal Al Sheikh, director of the Events Bureau at TCA Abu Dhabi.

“Yas Island is ideal for this record bid as it is our entertainment destination and within easy reach of all in Abu Dhabi, only an hour away from Dubai and can also attract from the other emirates. The parade will take place at 5pm but we want people to arrive at around 2pm as we will have a whole activation of family-fun taking place,” he said.

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