Dubai sets record for world’s longest painting

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Dubai sets record for world’s longest painting

Dubai sets record for world’s longest painting

(Dubai) – More than 20,000 students, teachers, parents and activists came together to create the world’s longest painting, as part of a campaign to raise awareness about autism.
The painting that measures 10.85km beats the three-month old record of 10km long painting held by a Chinese group. The previous record was also created by schoolchildren.
A Guinness World Records official, who was present to witness the world record at Dubai Autodrome, confirmed the successful attempt to create the world’s longest painting.
“It’s official, Dubai now has the world record for the longest painting measuring 10.85km. We physically measured the painting twice and are happy to award another interesting record to Dubai, which is the city with most records in the region,” said Samer Khallfouf, Project Manager of Guinness World Records, Middle East and North Africa.
The eight-month long campaign titled ‘I’m Different Just Like You’ was spearheaded by Al Tayer Group in partnership with Dubai Autism Centre, involving children from schools managed by Taaleem and Gems Education groups.
Children from the age of two to 18 years were involved in the campaign that saw them take part in a series of assemblies, where they learnt about autism and the importance of being more accepting of the differences of their peers. Each participating child painted a self-portrait holding the hand of another child symbolising the importance of connecting with others.
(Courtesy WAM)