A behind-the-scenes video has revealed how Dubai used hundreds of drones to create an image of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai in the sky.
The clip shows the devices swarming to form images and words, much to the delight of the audience – which included His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai.
A total of 300 drones were used as part of the spectacular display by the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah last month, setting a Guinness World Record for the most consecutive formations by unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).
It showed His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, before changing into the words 'Thank you Sheikh Mohammed' and a message in Arabic promoting the UAE's Year of Tolerance.
2019 highlights the UAE as a global capital for tolerance, instilling the values of co-existence and peace in local, regional and international communities.
The Year of Tolerance focuses on “Five Pillars”, with the first one aiming to deepen the values of tolerance and co-existence among cultures and peoples by concentrating on teaching the youth on the values of tolerance.
As for the second pillar, it focuses on solidifying the UAE as the global capital for tolerance, via a series of projects with dialogue between various cultures and civilisations, while the third will enact multiple cultural programmes and contributions to build tolerant communities.
The fourth pillar sees legislative and policy-oriented objectives that contribute mandating cultural and religious tolerance, and finally, the fifth pillar promotes tolerance and co-existence through media initiatives.
2017 was declared as the “Year of Giving”, while last year was celebrated as the “Year of Zayed”.
For more information, go to government.ae.