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UAE enters new Guinness Book of World Records

The United Arab Emirates has broken 123 world records between 2022 and 2023, 12 of which have been included in the Guinness Book of World Records 2024.

Interestingly, several records were recorded during the famous Sheikh Zayed Festival (Sheikh Zayed Heritage Festival) to celebrate the New Year 2023.

The first record is for the largest QR code created with the help of drones. More than 3 thousand drones lit up the night sky and created an incredibly spectacular picture.

Two more were set up in Ras Al Khaimah: the first was for the fact that 671 drones took to the skies at the same time, which is 150 more than the previous year, and the second was for the largest letters formed by remote-controlled drones.

Repton Abu Dhabi School was recognised for the largest gathering of people in astronaut costumes. 940 students and teachers paid tribute to the third anniversary of the UAE astronauts’ landmark flight to the ISS.

The Emirates Cancer Society got into the Guinness Book of World Records 2024 for having the highest number of information ribbons made in one hour. As part of World Cancer Day, 2,828 ribbons were created.

Apart from this, ordinary UAE residents were also recognised in the record book. Dani Hiswani won for the tallest hairstyle (2.9 metres). Reyansh Surani became the youngest male certified yoga instructor, aged just 9 years old.

Abdullah Al Khattawi – for the most number of people (17 people) to ride one quad bike at the same time. Also, Mr Al Khattawi, in company with Ammar Al Hudairi, broke another record for the most consecutive touches of a football on a quad bike, and Mr Al Hudairi additionally broke the record in a separate category – 87 consecutive touches of a football in 30 seconds while hanging on one arm.

Also included in the book are Formula Rossa for the world’s fastest roller coaster, accelerating to 240 km/h in 4.9 seconds, Aquaventure Atlantis for the largest number of water slides in a water park (50) and Mastercard for a football match played at an altitude of 6,000 metres in zero gravity.

Source: Khaleej Times

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