7 UAE World Records You Probably Never Knew About

by Vaishnavi Venkataraman
by Vaishnavi Venkataraman 3541

In UAE, everything is bigger and better. UAE is a country that loves to think of challenges and figure out ways to meet or surpass them. And, on that note we aren’t amazed at the number of World’s Firsts this country has proudly bagged. While you sure know that UAE is home to the world’s tallest building- the Burj Khalifa, there are other records the country has proudly bagged. Here are Z UAE world records you probably never knew about! Read on! 

1. The World’s Deepest Pool – Deep Dive, Dubai

If you ever dreamed or dared of exploring an underwater world, here’s your chance. The World’s deepest pool is now here in Dubai. Deep Dive Dubai, is the stunning new dining venue opened in Nad Al Sheba and its also home to the world’s deepest pool. The pool is open to the public five days per week.

Deep Dive Dubai is located in Nad Al Sheba and measures 60.02 metres in length. The pool can hold 14 million litres of water, which is equal to six Olympic-sized swimming pools. Apart from being an new attraction itself, there’s yet another striking feature the pool boasts. The pool features a sunken city, complete with abandoned streetscape, apartment, garage, arcade and other interesting features. Well, deep divers are sure to have a time of their life, exploring the underwater world.

The pools spans 1,500-square-metre and is designed to look like a giant oyster. Besides, the pool also has two underwater habitats, 56 underwater cameras covering all corners of the pool and an underwater sound and mood lighting system. The pool pumps in clean water, and the used water is filtered and circulated every six hours. The temperature is maintained at 30°C. And, lastly the pool is also home to a dive shop, gift shop, as well as a variety of meeting, event and conference spaces.

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2. The Longest Driverless Metro Network

The longest driverless metro line is the Dubai Metro Red Line which is 52.1 km in length. Dubai Metro’s second line, Green line is 22.5 km which when combined with the Red Line will make it longer than the Vancouver Skytrain. Cool, right?

Dubai Metro Facebook

3. The Largest Hand-Woven Carpet

The largest hand-woven carpet sits in Sheikh Zayed Mosque in Abu Dhabi measuring 5,630 square meters and was manufactured in Iran. The carpet was created in nine parts and assembled in the mosque. It took 1200 workers and one year to handcraft and assemble the carpet.

Sheikh Zayed Mosque Facebook

4. The Largest Picture Frame

The Dubai Frame is an architectural landmark in Zabeel Park, Dubai. It has been described as “the biggest picture frame on the planet” with a height of 150 meters, costing AED 230 million.

Dubai Frame Facebook

5. The Highest Restaurant – At.Mosphere

The world’s highest restaurant can be found where else than in the tallest building in the world! Yes, you read that right! The Burj Khalifa is home to At.mosphere – the world’s highest restaurant. The At.mosphere sits on the 123rd floor of the Burj Khalifa and is elevated to a height of 1,447 feet. But before you get excited, bookings have to be made in advance.


6. Highest Outdoor Infinity Pool- Address Beach Resort

Dubai’s Address Beach Resort has now entered Guinness World Record for the highest outdoor infinity pool in a building. Located 294 metres up, on the hotel’s 77th floor, it has a surface area of 560 square metres. The majestic pool is not only one of the key highlights of the resort but also has a stunning view. It is divided into a 75-m long swimmable zone and offers views across Bluewaters Island, Ain Dubai, Palm Jumeirah, The World Islands, Dubai Marina and the Burj Al Arab. When it comes to the in-house guests, the property now has a rooftop restaurant, open to all. The restaurant consists of an open-air terrace and 12 private enclosed, air-conditioned cabanas. The resort also has 217 hotel rooms and suites, 443 serviced apartments and 478 residential apartments.

Address Beach Resort

7. World’s Longest Zip Line

Soar through canyons and soak in spectacular views while flying through the world’s longest zip line. The RAK zip line offers a course of seven zip-lines, covering a total distance of 5km, connected by nine platforms. Fly at a speed of up to 60 kmph to reach the 15-metre long sky bridge.

Credits: jebeljais.ae

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