Dubai sets new world record

Dubai sets new world record

24 Oct 2017

And feeds thousands of refugees in the process!

A massive charity event took place in Dubai last Friday, resulting in the Emirate setting a brand new world record!

The event was organised by the Emirates Red Crescent, in partnership with the UAE-based South Indian radio channel Tamil 89.4 FM and Venkat Krishnamoorthy, and saw over 1,000 people from across the UAE collect 22,172kg of pulses and lentils for refugee support.

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Around 80 volunteers, including 50 students, devoted their time to collect, pack, sort and load the pulses and legumes to be distributed by Emirates Red Crescent to people trapped in conflict zones such as Syria, Yemen, Somalia and other countries hit by natural disasters, reports Khaleej Times.

This feat has resulted in Dubai setting a new world record for collecting the world's largest amount of pulses/beans on a single day, 22,172kgs to be exact.
Philanthropy is one of the city's strong suits and we couldn't be prouder!