The Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC), which is the world’s flagship Free Zone and Government of Dubai Authority on enterprise and commodities trade, has set a new Guinness World Record: world’s largest jigsaw puzzle by surface area.
Created in commemoration of the Year of Zayed, the jigsaw puzzle consists of more than 12,000 pieces! Situated in DMCC’s Uptown Dubai district, the gigantic image spans an area of more than 6,000 square metres, according to WAM News Agency.
World’s Largest Jigsaw Puzzle Celebrates “Year of Zayed”
The final pieces of the jigsaw puzzle were put into place during a ceremony attended by a select group of invitees. Eventually, all the pieces of the puzzle will be recycled, as part of DMCC’s commitment to environmental sustainability.
“Dubai, and the UAE, have become renowned for breaking records and they continuously raise the bar in new and exciting ways,” announced Kevin Southam, Official Adjudicator for Guinness World Records. “This record is a reflection of the admiration the country has for its inspiring Founding Father. We would like to congratulate DMCC on this accomplishment.”
Tribute to UAE’s Founding Father
“The late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan was a visionary leader of rare perception,” stated Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Executive Chairman of DMCC. “He was confident, charismatic, encouraged the continuous pursuit of excellence and made bold decisions in the face of uncertainty. He also created a sense of collective purpose and possessed a granite understanding of progress for his people.”
“The remarkable growth story that is the modern UAE is the direct result of his ambitious vision for the country, and resolute determination to bring it to fruition,” he explained. “The Year of Zayed represents an important moment for us all to reflect on this reality, and I commend the entire team behind the initiative for promoting his legacy in such a meaningful way.”
“At DMCC, it is our hope that with this world record achievement, we have shown our support for the national project and gratitude for the inspiring Founding Father of the UAE,” he added.
Here is a video about the latest world record, shared by DMCC Free Zone on YouTube:
Notably, the previous world record for the largest jigsaw puzzle was held by Great East Asia Surveyors & Consultants Co. Ltd. On 3rd November 2002, they assembled a jigsaw puzzle spanning 5,428.8 square metres at the former Kai Tak Airport in Hong Kong.
DMCC’s jigsaw puzzle joins a long list of world records made in the UAE. In case you missed it, check out these articles about the world’s largest notebook mosaic logo, the world’s largest aerial projection screen, and the world’s longest zip line — all of which were made in the emirates!