Dubai breaks Guinness World Record for longest painting

Dubai has broken the Guinness World Record for longest painting thanks to a group of more than 20,000 kids

Knowledge story, The Knowledge
Knowledge story, The Knowledge
Knowledge story, The Knowledge
Knowledge story, The Knowledge
Knowledge story, The Knowledge

This city holds many Guinness World Records, the most in the Middle East and North African region in fact.

And now Dubai has added another accolade to its collection, this time in the form of the planet’s longest painting.

The artwork measures in at a massive 10.85km and smashes to pieces that previously held by a group in China, and in a surprise twist was created by kids.

With the record being 10km for the last three months, it took more than 20,000 students to complete the task at Dubai Autodrome over the space of eight months.

In order to raise awareness of autism, a campaign titled I’m Different Just Like You got pupils from 10 Taaleem and Gems Education schools involved in a partnership with Al Tayer Group and the Dubai Autism Centre.

The children were aged between two and 18 and were asked to draw a self-portrait of themselves holding hands with another child.

Samer Khallfouf, Project Manager of Guinness World Records, MENA, explained that the artwork was measured twice in order to make sure the length was recorded accurately.

Originally, the organisers only wanted to create a painting that was 7km but boosted the aim when the recent Chinese record was set.

Khalid Al Tayer, CEO Retail of Al Tayer Group, explained that the goal was to have a positive impact on kids by offering various programmes.

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