The record-breaking mosaic is placed at the courtyard of the Police Academy in Al Wasel district, Dubai. WAM
Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
An outstanding piece of UAE flag made with mosaic, and measuring 498-square-metre has been added to the Guinness World Records.
The UAE flag was the result of an initiative by Nefsy – an e-commerce company – during the celebrations to mark the UAE's 49th National Day last year.
This was part of the biggest mosaic Emirati Flag campaign which the National Food Product Company silver-sponsored.
The campaign was conducted in collaboration with the Emirates Red Crescent, the Government of Dubai, and the Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department.
The initiative aimed at providing support to curb the COVID-19 and mitigate the pandemic’s social and economic impact, through in-kind donations for underprivileged families.
At least 49,000 food packs, including rice, flour, edible oil, sugar, salt, hand-sanitizers, as well as bottled water offered by the Oasis Water Company.
Each package was accompanied by a card for needy families, which included the phrase 'Don't Worry' as a message of support and love.
The Emirates Red Crescent contributed to the campaign by distributing the packages to families in need in 10 days.
The outstanding piece of the mosaic was placed at the courtyard of the Police Academy in Al Wasel district.
Five thousands people from 58 nationalities raised the flag, breaking the record for being the largest number of people holding one flag.
His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, Their Highnesses the Supreme Council Members and Rulers of the Emirates, Crown Princes, Sheikhs, and large crowd this afternoon performed funeral prayers on the body of the late H.H. Sheikh Sultan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, at the Sheikh Sultan Bin Zayed The First Mosque in Al Bateen, Abu Dhabi.
Indians in the UAE celebrated the 71st Republic Day on Sunday with patriotic fervour soaring high as they commemorated the date when the Constitution of India came into effect.
The Embassy wrote, “Space can be new frontier for Strategic Partnership. Amb @sunjaysudhir met DG @MBRSpaceCentre HE Salem Almarri. Discussed space cooperation & received Indian tricolor ￼carried to @ISS_Research by the 1st ￼ astronaut in Sep'19. #AzadiKaAmritMahotsav.”
Sources familiar with the details of the accident said that it occurred on Monday afternoon, as a result of a malfunction in the bus's brakes, which led it to collide with a bridge, according to local media.
Mariam Al Kaabi, UAE Ambassador to the Arab Republic of Egypt and Permanent Representative of the UAE to the Arab League, represented the UAE during the signing ceremony.
They prayed to Allah Almighty to perpetuate the blessings of security and stability, and to revisit the fasting month with more goodness, progress, and prosperity for the UAE and its people.
Sheikh Mohammed said on Twitter, “Today, I was briefed, accompanied by my brother, the President of the State, may God preserve him, on the ongoing preparations in the country to host the COP28 Conference of the Parties, in which 70,000 people from 198 countries are expected to participate. Our national team is ready. Protect the planet.”