Dubai is the most record-breaking city in the Mena region. From the tallest, biggest, largest to the deepest and the BEST in most things, here are the top 8 impressive world records set in Dubai… don’t miss to visit them while you are here!
1. The tallest building in the world
Ofcourse, we know this!! In 2011, Dubai broke the world record for the world’s tallest building. The Burj Khalifa is an iconic skyscraper that resides in the heart of Dubai with a stunning height of 828 metres and more than 160 stories.
2. The largest flower arrangement in the world
Located in the district of Dubailand in Dubai, Dubai Miracle Garden has achieved three Guiness World Records. In 2013, it was declared as the world’s largest vertical garden. It houses a collection of 50 million flowers and 250 million plants. The Dubai Miracle Garden has successfully won three Guinness World Records on three occasions i.e., 2017 (largest floral display), 2018 (tallest topiary art) and 2019 (the biggest topiary art).
The Dubai Miracle Garden made its debut within the Guinness World Record by displaying the world’s largest floral installation of Emirates Airbus A380. It had more than 5 million flowers on it.
3. The Largest picture frame in the world
The Dubai Frame, located in Dubai’s Zabeel Park, has been named World’s Largest Frame by the Guinness World Records.
This stunning structure measures 150 metres high and 93 metres wide. To build this iconic landmark, 2,000 tons of steel and 2,900 metres of laminated glass were used. It also features more than 15,000 square metres of gold-coloured stainless steel. The Frame that opened in January 2018, is best known as an observation deck that bridges between the old and new cities of Dubai.
4. The deepest pool in the world
On July 2021, Dubai opened another world-record-breaking achievement, the world’s deepest swimming pool for diving – Deep Dive, Dubai. With a staggering depth of 60 metres (196 feet), this pool can hold 14 million litres of water, which is equal to six Olympic-sized swimming pools. The pool features sound and mood lighting systems as well as a unique filtration system. Apart from its remarkable depth, the pool features a “sunken city” with its urban streetscape, apartment, garage full of cars and motorbikes, arcade, phone booths, ATMs and other interesting features. This adrenaline-fuelled facility having the shape of an oyster gained popularity within its a time span of few months and pays homage to all aqua-enthusiasts.
5. The biggest observation wheel in the world
The biggest Ferris wheel in the world opened in October, 2021.
At 250 metres (820 feet) from the ground to the top of its rim, Ain Dubai (“Dubai Eye”) towers above the Bluewaters artificial island.
Each of its 48 carriages can hold 40 people, and it takes 38 minutes to complete a full rotation.
6. The first and highest 360-degree infinity pool in the world
Aura Skypool , which is the world’s first and highest 360-degree infinity pool, is described as “an island in the sky,”. Set at a height of 200 meters, Aura Skypool encompasses a 750-square-meter pool deck on the 50th floor of the Palm Tower, located in Palm Jumeirah. It boasts the BEST views of Marina sunset and skyline.
As the name suggests, with a complete 360-degree view, the place offers a view to some of the most iconic sites from Palm Jumeirah to Burj Al Arab, Ain Dubai to Burj Khalifa – all in one view. Designed with custom-made sunbeds and lounges, guests can enjoy this venue for a lazy day by the pool or even host any private celebrations or corporate gatherings.
7. The largest dancing fountain show in the world
“The Palm Fountain” ,the world’s largest dancing fountain show measures 7,327 m² (78,867 ft² 25 in²) and was achieved by Nakheel (UAE), in Dubai on 22 October 2020. It spreads over 1,335 square metres of seawater. The Palm Fountain has over 3,000 LED lights and 7,500 nozzles. It can shoot water up to 105 metres into the air.
Situated in the waters between Atlantis the Palm and The Pointe, Palm Jumeirah, Palm fountain is built to show the harmony between the universe and the earth. The change of color and brightness is merged with the dancing, jumping and bursting of the water along with music. The circle of nozzles represents the planets in the universe while the LED lights scattered around represent the starry constellations of the universe.
8. The tallest hotel in the world
The Gevora Hotel in Dubai holds the crown as the tallest hotel in the world. The gold-coloured, 75-storey Gevora Hotel measures 356.33 m (1,169 ft) tall from ground level to the top, with 528 hotel rooms that go up to the 71st floor.