From The Tallest Building To The Largest Frame, 10 World Records Dubai Has To Its Name

These records showcase Dubai's commitment to pushing boundaries and creating extraordinary structures and experiences.

by Priyanka Fernandes
From The Tallest Building To The Largest Frame, 10 World Records Dubai Has To Its Name

Dubai is a hub of world records, proudly holding more than 300 titles from Guinness World Records. The city is known for its relentless pursuit of being the largest, finest, and most daring in accomplishing seemingly impossible feats. Dubai’s enthusiasm for setting new world records is evident because a dedicated Guinness World Record judge is stationed in the UAE to handle the extensive workload. 

1. Largest Flower Arrangement 

Largest Flower Arrangement
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The Dubai Miracle Garden set a world record with a floral display of an Emirates Airbus A380 made from five million flowers. The structure, measuring 239 × 257 x 72 feet (72.95 x 78.34 x 21.98 meters), can be viewed from a central platform. When fully bloomed, it weighs over 220,462 pounds or 100 tonnes.

What: LArgest Flower Arrangement
Where: Dubai Miracle Garden

2. Ain Dubai Tallest Observation Wheel

At 250 meters (820 feet), Ain Dubai is currently the world’s tallest observation wheel, surpassing the 167.6-meter (550-foot) High Roller in Las Vegas, which held the record from 2014 to 2021. The High Roller features externally mounted motorised capsules with a transparent spherical design and is often described as both a Ferris wheel and an observation wheel by the media.

What: Tallest Observation Wheel
Where: Ain Dubai, JBR

3. Largest Picture Frame


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The Dubai Frame in Zabeel Park, UAE, holds the record for the world’s largest picture frame. Standing at 150 meters, it offers views of both old and modern Dubai. The structure includes a museum and a glass-floored observation deck on the 48th floor. Opened in 2018, it has become a popular tourist destination.

What: Largest Picture Frame
Where: Zabeel Park

Also Read: Want Adrenaline Rush? Stand On A Glass Bridge On Top Of The Dubai Frame

4. Largest Vertical Maze

Maze tower
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The Al Rostamani Group Maze Tower in Dubai holds the world record for the largest permanent vertical maze on a 55-storey building. The maze, created using intricate lines of balconies, spans an impressive 3,947 sqm and was recognised in 2012.

What: Largest Vertical Maze
Where: Al Rostamani Group Maze Tower,  Dubai Financial District

5. Most Nationalities In A High-Intensity Interval Training 

Most nationalities in a high-intensity interval training
Image Credit: Dubai Fitness Challenge/Website

During the Dubai Fitness Challenge, Adidas and Les Mills set a Guinness World Record for the most nationalities in a high-intensity interval training class. Fifty-five nationalities participated in the event on Sheikh Zayed Road, guided by Les Mills’ global presenters and powered by Adidas training wear. The iconic Museum of the Future provided a stunning background for this historic fitness session, highlighting global unity and wellness.

What: High-Intensity Training Class With Most Nationalities, Dubai Fitness Challenge
Where:  Sheikh Zayed Road,

6. Tallest Tower In The World


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The Burj Khalifa, standing at 828 meters, is over twice as tall as the Empire State Building and nearly three times the height of the Eiffel Tower. Guinness World Records recognizes it for having the tallest elevator (504 m), the most floors (163), and the highest restaurant from ground level (441.3 m).

What: Tallest Tower In The World, Burj, Khalifa
Where: Downtown Dubai

7. World’s Largest Fountain

The Dubai Fountain, situated on the 12-hectare Burj Khalifa Lake in downtown Dubai, is the largest globally. Constructed in 2009, it features over 6,600 lights and 50 coloured projectors, offering mesmerizing water, light, and music shows after dark. The fountain’s choreographed performances, set against the iconic Burj Khalifa, make it a must-see attraction for locals and tourists.

What: Largest Fountain, Dubai Fountain
Where: Downtown Dubai

8. The Biggest Interactive & Immersive Dome


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The Al Wasl Dome in Expo City, Dubai, is acknowledged as the world’s largest interactive, immersive dome. It features an interactive element allowing people to adjust the light and sound using a tablet. The dome has a diameter of 130 meters and a height of 67.5 meters.

What: Biggest Interactive & Immersive Dome
Where: Expo City

Also Read: Dubai’s Al Wasl Dome Bags A Guinness For Being The World’s Largest Interactive Immersive Dome

9. The largest LED-Illuminated Camel In The World


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Dubai Parks and Resorts proudly secured a Guinness World Records title by introducing the ‘Largest LED Sculpture of a Mammal.’ The monumental achievement featured a majestic camel, adorned in a captivating array of lights, that took its place as an iconic symbol at the heart of the Middle East’s leading theme park destination.

What: Largest LED Sculpture Of A Mammal
Where: Dubai Parks & resorts

10. Deepest Swimming Pool


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Deep Dive Dubai is the world’s deepest dive pool, reaching 60 meters (196 feet). The pool contains 14 million litres of freshwater, equivalent to six Olympic-sized pools. Maintained at 30 degrees, it provides for ideal diving conditions. The swimming pool is equipped with 56 cameras to ensure diver safety.

What: Deepest Swimming pool
Where: Deep Dive Dubai, Nas Sports Complex

In conclusion, Dubai’s numerous world records showcase its commitment to innovation and excellence. It is positioning the city as a global symbol of modernity and progress. These achievements inspire ongoing growth and ambition.

Cover Image Courtesy: Canva Stock Images/ Guinness World Records

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