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World’s largest poster
Displayed beside the runways of Dubai Airport, the poster was 20,000 sq m in size and measured 200m by 100m. It was designed by Sorouh, a real estate firm, to advertise a corporate citizenship campaign to collect one million images of faces to place on the poster. For every photo gathered, Sorouh donated US$1 to the UAE Red Crescent, totalling a donation of US$1million (Dhs3.67million).

World’s tallest pyramid of Airwick air fresheners
A 4.4m tower was built at Lulu Supermarket last October.

World’s largest traditional Yolah dance
221 men completed five minutes of rifle spinning and rhythmic stepping as ‘a musical dedication to the UAE’s Prince Fazza’ in February 2008.

World’s largest dessert buffet
The tasty treat was created by the Emirates Culinary Guild on May 1, 2009, with 2,232 dessert delicacies on offer. Mmm...

World’s largest shopping trolley
Measuring 6.3m by 2.5m and rising to a height of 9m, the huge trolley was constructed by Century Mall as part of the Dubai Shopping Festival in 2004. The frame weighs more than two tonnes and has four pick-up tyres, each weighing three tonnes.

Largest school bag in the world
The huge bag, measuring 3m high by 2m wide, was unveiled at The Dubai Mall last October by cartoon character Lulu Caty.

World’s most expensive magazine issue
Kohl’s one-off issue last year was priced at US$10,000 (Dhs58,854), and hand-made with 91g of gold and 622 diamonds. Gold leaf was applied as part of an 86-hour process.

World’s largest coin-like medallion
Set by Damas, the medallion is made from silver and plated with 22-carat gold. It measures 1m in diameter, is 2.3cm thick and weighs 185.88kg.

Largest gathering of people sharing the same name
Between 1,500 and 2,000 ‘Mohammeds’ assembled in Dubai Creek Park in February 2005.

By Dominic Beesley
Time Out Dubai,

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Posted by: Heba Hashem on 27 Jan ' 10 at 21:14

This list truly rocks!! Thanks Dominic.

Feels good to live in this mad, mad city. If Dubai was a baby, it would be growing at a record-breaking speed!!

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