The cities of Dubai and Sharjah both appear in the Guinness Book of World Records 2018.
According to a report published by Gulf News, both cities have collectively set four new world records this year!
Here are the new records:
1. Most mechanical energy produced by pedalling on Static Bicycle in one hour
A total of 300 participants cycled on 100 stationary bikes to produce 8,999 watt hours of energy in 60 minutes at Burj Park in Dubai. The record attempt, part of the nationwide UAE Innovation Week Celebrations, featured results and updates that were dramatically reflected live on Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building.
Watch the record being set here.
2. World's largest standing lantern
Head to Sharjah's Jubail fresh food mart to see this one! A wood and copper lantern 13.09 metres (42 ft 11in) high and 5 metres (16ft 4.85in) wide was displayed at an event organised by Sharjah Asset Management. The enormous lantern, which was created as a part of the Souq’s Ramadan Festival, is now a permanent installation there.
3. World's largest stencil
An artwork produced by a stencil measuring 11.13 square metres (119.8 sq. ft) was unveiled at the Middle East Film and Comic Con in Dubai. Artists from ProWalls and the UAE Graffiti team, in partnership with online art store Iconix, took three days to complete the layered sections produced by airbrush, spray gun and laser-cut stencils. The finished image depicted superheroes such as Spider-man, Superman and Batman against the Dubai Skyline.
View pictures of this remarkable feat here.
4. Largest flower arrangement/structure
A flower structure in the shape of an Airbus A380 aircraft was constructed by Dubai Miracle Garden and measured 72.95 X 78.34 X 21.98m (239 X 257 X 72 ft). The display can be viewed from a special platform comprising two levels in the centre of the garden. It is estimated that the aircraft will weigh more than 100 tonnes (220,462lb) when all 5 million flowers in the arrangement are in full bloom.