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World Records in The United Arab Emirates

In the UAE, there’s a passion for setting new world records like no other!

From Dubai to Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, and beyond, the country has become a hub for breaking records of all kinds. So much so, that there’s a full-time Guinness World Record judge stationed in the UAE to oversee the multitude of record attempts.

The spirit of innovation and ambition runs deep in the UAE, driving individuals and organizations to push the boundaries of what’s possible and leave their mark on history. Whether it’s building the tallest skyscraper, hosting the largest fireworks display, or orchestrating the biggest gathering of people in costume, the UAE continually showcases its commitment to excellence and achievement on a global scale.

With each new record set, the UAE reaffirms its position as a leader in innovation and a beacon of inspiration for aspiring record-breakers worldwide.

 

 

Here’s our list of Guinness World Records registered in the United Arab Emirates:

World Records Registered In Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi is the сapital city of the United Arab Emirates.

It is the main city of the emirate of the same name, situated in the northeastern part of the Arabian Gulf.

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Marina Mall, Abu Dhabi

  • Most dominoes toppled in a circle field (89,995 dominoes)
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Ferrari World

  • The world’s fastest roller coaster
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Yas Waterworld

  • Most nationalities in a swimming pool (102 at once)
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CLYMB Abu Dhabi

  • World’s Biggest Indoor Skydiving Chamber
  • Region’s Tallest Indoor Climbing Wall
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Warner Bros. World

  • The world’s largest indoor theme park
  • Largest gathering of people wearing capes (2,266 participants)
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Yas Mall

  • Fastest lap of Laguna Seca in Gran Turismo 5 (PS3)
  • Largest sand art sculpture (using 2,245.5 kg of sand)
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Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

  • World's largest dome (almost 32.7 metres in diameter and 85 metres in length from top to bottom)
  • World's largest handwoven carpet (60,546 ft²)
  • The largest marble mosaic in the world (17,000 m²)
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Yas Marina Circuit

  • The longest continuous vehicle drift (11.18 km)
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The St. Regis Abu Dhabi

  • World’s highest suspended hotel suite (200 m above the ground)
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World Records Registered In Dubai

Dubai is located on the shores of the Arabian Gulf. It is the largest and most diverse city in the United Arab Emirates.

It combines modern elements and heritage of the past, which makes it an extremely interesting tourist destination. Despite the hot climate, a huge number of tourists visit Dubai every year.

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Dubai Hills Mall

  • World’s fastest vertical launch rollercoaster (The Storm Coaster, 77 kilometres per hour)
  • Middle East’s largest cinema screen (Roxy Xtreme, 28 x 15.1 metre screen)
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Burj Khalifa

  • The building with the highest number of stories in the world (163 floors)
  • Tallest freestanding structure in the world (to its very tip, with spire, 829.8m)
  • The highest outdoor observation deck in the world (Level 124&125 + Level 148)
  • The highest lounge in the world (Levels 152-154 – 585m)
  • Tallest service elevator in the world (504m – 1,654 feet)
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Dubai Gold Souk

  • The world’s largest gold ring
  • The world’s longest handmade gold chain
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The Museum of Illusions

  • Largest museum of illusions in the world
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Aquaventure

  • World's biggest Waterpark
  • Most waterslides in the world
  • World’s longest zip circuit
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Dubai Miracle Garden

  • The world’s largest flower garden
  • World's Largest Flower Arrangement or Structure
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Dubai Mall

  • Largest mall in the world
  • The largest dancing fountain show in the world
  • The world’s largest Christmas ornament
  • The world’s largest suspended aquarium screen
  • Most nails filed and varnished in eight hours (by The Beauty Connection Spa)
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Dubai Marina Mall

  • The world’s longest urban zipline
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At.mosphere

  • The highest restaurant in the world (level 123 – 441.3m high)
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Dubai Frame

  • World’s Largest Picture Frame
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Global Village

  • The world’s largest cup of hot tea
  • Fastest game of Operation
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Deep Dive Dubai

  • The world’s deepest scuba diving pool
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Ain Dubai

  • The world’s largest observation wheel
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Skydive Dubai Palm Drop Zone

  • Highest Fireworks Display
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Expo City Dubai

  • Largest online video chain of people passing and wearing a self-adhesive badge/sticker
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IMG Worlds of Adventure

  • Largest Indoor Theme Park
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Dubai Parks and Resorts

  • World's Tallest Swing Ride
  • World's Fastest Spinning Roller Coaster
  • World's First John Wick Roller Coaster
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Address Beach Resort

  • The World’s Highest Infinity Pool (77th floor)
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Burj Al Arab

  • World's highest hotel official ranking (7 stars)
  • World's most expensive suites in the World
  • World's tallest all-suite hotel in the world
  • World's most expensive cocktail (27,321 AED)
  • World’s largest tin of caviar (17 kg)
  • World's tallest atrium (180 m)
  • World's highest tennis court (211 metres above ground level)
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Gevora Hotel

  • World’s Tallest Hotel (356.3 m / 1,169 ft)
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World Records Registered In Sharjah

Sharjah is considered the cultural capital of the country – an abundance of unique museums, galleries, and theaters can impress anyone.

The rapid heyday of trade in the 19th century made the city one of the most important seaports in the region.

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Souq Al Jubail

  • World's Largest Standing Lantern - 13.09 metres (42 ft 11 in) high and 5 metres (16 ft 4.85 in) wide
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