Be part of a world record in Dubai

Time Out has news of how you can be part of a world record in Dubai, part of Dubai Art Season. Organisers want to break the world origami record

Growing up watching Roy Castle, Cheryl Baker and Kris Akabusi extol the virtues of dedication on Record Breakers, we at Time Out always dreamed of smashing the record for most Sarah Lee Black Forest gateaux scoffed in a minute.

However, such aspirations were always denied us. But now, thanks to the Arts Authority, Dubai Culture and Aartaj Events, we too will be given the chance to set a Guinness World Record.

If you’re not afraid of paper cuts, get your creative hat on, head over to Jumeirah Beach Residence on April 15 and 16 and have a go at making the planet’s largest origami.

Both locals and visitors alike will be asked to pitch in for this communal record-breaking effort, folding white and blue paper flowers to create a piece of traditional mashrabiya-style art.

Moza Al Suwaidan, director of Dubai Culture’s projects and events department says the idea behind the record-breaking bid was to tap into the authority’s remit by “further establishing Dubai credentials as city of happy, creative and empowered individuals” and “encourage the wider community involvement in collaborative and interactive atmosphere”.

So leave the cakes in the freezer and on your marks, get set, fold…

Free. Fri-Sat 4pm. Jumeirah Beach Residence

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