Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Largest painted wooden block mosaic: Dubai breaks Guinness World Records record
DUBAI, UAE -- Employees from Majid Al Futtaim - the shopping mall, retail and leisure giant across the Middle East and North Africa - painted 930 wooden blocks in four hours - measuring 45.5 m2 (489.75 ft2), thus setting the new world record for the the largest painted wooden block mosaic, according to the World Record Academy.
Photo: Employees from Majid Al Futtaim - the shopping mall, retail and leisure giant across the Middle East and North Africa - painted the 930 wooden blocks in four hours. (enlarge photo)
The Guinness World Records world record for the e largest glass bottle mosaic consists of 7,420 bottles and was achieved by HOMEX Co., Ltd (Japan) at Toyota Ecoful Town, in Toyota, Aichi, Japan, on 31 August 2014.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the largest towel mosaic; it measures 3,063.76 m² (32977.91 ft²) and was created by Imabari Maritime City Promotion Committee and Shikoku Towel Industrial Association (both Japan) at Shimanami Earth Land, in Imabari, Ehime, Japan, on 23 May 2015.
More than 1,000 employees, family and friends joined together to paint 930 wooden blocks which were used to create the 45.5 sqm golden 'M', made famous in Majid Al Futtaim's logo. The blocks were painted within four hours to ensure that the logo was completed and the company now has its place in the history books.
Mouien Al Madhoun, human capital officer at Majid Al Futtaim, said: "We place great emphasis on our brand values and encourage our employees to push the boundaries. We are extremely proud of our people and look forward to breaking even more records together in the future."
Robert Welanetz, Chief Executive Office at Majid Al Futtaim - Properties,s aid: "Once again they have shown their passion for achievement by joining together to break a world record and it's a reminder of how much we can do as a group."
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