Abu Dhabi's Guinness record for National Day

Abu Dhabi’s entertainment destination of Yas Island will be transformed into an extravaganza of green, red, white and black on December 2 as thousands of cars decorated in the colours of the UAE national flag gather to celebrate the country’s National Day and make a unique attempt to set a new world record.
Launched in collaboration between The Life & Style Show UAE, the country’s largest-ever consumer lifestyle show, and Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi), the world record bid aims to harness national pride to set a record for the biggest number of decorated cars in one location.

The organisers anticipate over 3,000 cars will take part in the National Day Union Car Parade with more than 300 featuring in the Guinness World Record attempt. The parade route will start at du Forum and cover more than 3.5km.
The record bid will set the scene for the Life & Style Show UAE which will run at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) from December 5 to 7 and is expected to be the biggest consumer lifestyle show ever seen in the UAE with over 50,000 visitors anticipated in the three days.

Creativity in designs and patterns is encouraged for the parade, as the three most creative cars will be displayed within the ‘UAE’s Best Dressed Car’ feature at the Speed & Power event of the Life & Style Show UAE. Speed & Power is one of six events at the show, the others being Home & Living, Fashion & Beauty, Gizmos, Gadgets & Tech, Sport & Leisure and Toys, Hobbies & Games with over 17 other feature areas.

 “The UAE is famous for its national day parades across the different emirates and the tremendous amount of national pride on show as thousands of cars are decorated in the colours of the country’s flag,” said Ashley Roberts, Event Director, dmg events Middle East, organisers of Life & Style Show UAE. “We want to take that fun and excitement to a whole new level and put a global spotlight on Abu Dhabi as we attempt to do something truly unique.”
The world record bid is a highlight of the national day celebrations planned by TCA Abu Dhabi, which will also feature firework displays in Abu Dhabi city, Al Ain and the Al Gharbia western region on December 1 and 2.

“Our aim this year is to deliver a programme which will enable all ages, nationalities, residents and visitors to join us in celebrating the heritage, culture and traditions of Abu Dhabi and the UAE over the National Day weekend,” said Faisal Al Sheikh, Director, Events Bureau, TCA Abu Dhabi. “We are confident that the people of the UAE, and our visitors, will all participate to help show case our national pride to the whole world with a record that will be very difficult to break!

 “Yas Island is ideal for this record bid as it is our entertainment destination and within easy reach of all in Abu Dhabi, only an hour away from Dubai and can also attract from the other emirates. The parade will take place at 5pm but we want people to arrive at around 2pm as we will have a whole activation of family-fun taking place”.

Those wishing to take part in the world record attempt must decorate their car in the UAE colours on at least two sides of their vehicle; either the roof, the bonnet, the entire left or right hand side of the car, and each part of the decorated side of the car must be completely covered.

On the parade day, on arrival at Yas Island, the event organisers will inspect each car and only those complying with the conditions will be selected to participate in the world record attempt. Once all the participating cars have been chosen, they will be led by members of Abu Dhabi Police and a pace car, decorated in the UAE colours, donated by Western Motors. 

Those wishing to take part in the world record attempt can find more information about important guidelines to meet Guinness’s world record requirements can be viewed here: www.thelifeandstyleshowuae.com/guinnessworldrecord

For more information about The Life & Style Show UAE or details on how to take part in the car parade, please visit www.thelifeandstyleshowuae.com or call 044453718 or email info@dmgevents.com