Can you guess what world record Dubai has just broken?
Being surrounded by endless skyscrapers is quite a good indication that our city likes large things. So it's not a huge (sorry) surprise that Dubai has just broken another world record. This time, the Dubai Frame has officially been announced as the 'largest building in the shape of a frame'. Yes, you read correctly.
The Dubai Frame proudly stands at 150 metres tall and 95 metres wide in the middle of Zabeel Park, and has been open to the public since the beginning of 2018. It's main aim was to allow guests to experience the view of both Old Dubai and New Dubai by telling the story of Dubai's shift from a humble fishing village to a bustling modern city through the frame.
From the tallest building in the world, to the largest flower arrangement, Dubai is known to be a regular record breaker in the Middle East. Whether its innovative, brave, creative or random, Dubai has done it.
Here are four of our favourite world records the UAE has broken along the years:
1. 5,445 students of the Indian International School Sharjah (IISS) formed the UAE Dallah - the traditional Arabic coffee pot of the UAE - to enter into the Guinness Book of World Records in 2018. We love it!
2. Emirates Airlines paired up with Dubai Miracle Garden to build the world’s largest floral installation in the shape of an Emirates A380 in 2016. Wow!
3. The Dubai Police scooped a Guinness World Record in April 2016 for having the world’s fastest police car in service – a Bugatti Veyron.
4. The UAE breaks the world record for most nationalities singing a national anthem together in 2014. Students, parents and staff from the GEMS school sang “Ishy Baladi", representing 119 nationalities. Tolerance and diversity is not new to the UAE, and has been promoted in many ways this year, bravo!
If you haven't visited the Dubai Frame yet, these are the deets, so get yourself down there ASAP.
Dhs50 for adults, Dhs20 for children. Children under the age of three, elderly above 65 years and people of determination enjoy free access (during the Holy Month of Ramadan). 3pm until 11pm, daily.