A video grab shows skydivers with UAE flag over Palm Jumeriah.
The UAE has set a new world with the largest flag ever flown in a free fall in Dubai on Sunday.
Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, shared a video of the new record. Sheikh Hamdan said, “Another proud moment as our nation’s flag sets a new World Record for the largest flag flown in free fall measuring 144.28 m² 🇦🇪 Happy National Day. #UAE” .
The video clip showed skydivers jumping off a plane with synchronization. The divers then set off the longest flag, creating a spectacular display over Palm Jumeriah.
Some divers are seen with jetpacks spiralling around the largest representation of the UAE flag.
On the other hand, Fujairah residents carried metres long UAE flag on boats to celebrate 48th National Day.
A video showed natives in boats at sea holding on to a huge flag to mark the occasion.
Meanwhile, as soon as the video was uploaded by Sheikh Hamdan, social media burst into absolute joy.
Instagrammers and Twitteratis took turns to share their comments.
One user, who goes by the name, fxeique said, “This is amazing… I could feel the rush of blood in my body just by watching this.”
@shymakazmi said, “Wow amazing congratulations ❤️❤️you are the best Fazza, love you Fazza ❤️❤️…”
@evelynraguindin said, “Congratulations to your World-class Free Fall... So proud of you.. Go Onwards Dubai”
@vasw_anastasaki said, “Happy National Day! To Touch the sky is something common in UAE ! Bravo 👏👏👏”
@the_devil_dentist said, “Wow Happy National day❤️
@angie_hl13 said, “These guys are awesome 💪😎❤️”
@ymalansari: Amazing 🇦🇪❤️
@saquibhafiz77 said, “Our prince can do such stunts. indeed a proud moment for UAE .
@ed_amrz_director: WOW This Is @dubai ❤️🙌🏻
@laligaacademyuae: That is super cool 💯🙌🏻 Love it
@lunallenasinger: Amazing... omg I love Dubai #mydubai
The video went viral. It garnered over 280,000 views, with over 4,000 comments in less than 2 hours.
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Captain Abdulrahman Ahmed Al Shehhi, Director of Investigation Section at the Traffic and Patrols Department, said, “The video went viral in a few hours on social media, showing a person performing dangerous stunts in non-civilized manner, in front of a large number of people.”