This 14-Year-Old Emirati Teenager Just Became One of the World’s Youngest Solo Pilots

  With only 25 hours of training, 14-year-old Mansoor Anis from Sharjah, has officially become one of the youngest solo pilots ever.     Anis started learning how to fly a plane when he was just seven years old, using a computer flight simulator, and the help of his uncle. “With the simulation software, he […]

The World’s Largest Ferris Wheel Takes Shape in Dubai

The World’s Largest Ferris Wheel Takes Shape in Dubai

Leena ElDeeb

  Another day, another record the UAE tries to beat; this time it’s world’s largest Ferris wheel. Right this very second on the Bluewaters Island – in front of the Jumeirah Beach residence coastline – Ain Dubai (Arabic for the Eye of Dubai) is being built.   “Once completed, Ain Dubai will emerge as an […]

Jordan Bakes Largest Cake in the World

Jordan Bakes Largest Cake in the World

    On March 25th, 2016 which commemorated the 70th Anniversary of Jordan’s Independence Day, the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts (RACA) broke the Guinness World Record for the largest mosaic painting of cakes.   With the help of 150 culinary experts including faculty, students and staff. RACA was able to assemble a 187-square-meter cake […]

Egyptian World Record Holder Ahmed Gabr Strikes Again

By Sally Mansour

Egyptian Guinness World Record Holder Ahmed Gabr, along with 614 divers, took part in the world’s largest underwater cleanup in Hurghada last weekend. While the project started with a goal of gathering 400 divers for the event, the initiative managed to grab the attention of many more. Each of the 600 plus diving enthusiasts took […]

Knorr Aims to Make the Largest Bowl of Foul in the World

Knorr Aims to Make the Largest Bowl of Foul in the World

By Mirna Soliman

Why settle for one plate of foul when you can have the biggest bowl of foul in the world? That’s right, Knorr Fine Foods aims to set the record for the largest bowl of foul in the world. Guinness World Records will be in attendance to witness this groundbreaking feat on Mar. 21 in Al […]

17 Insane Modern World Records Held By Egyptians

17 Insane Modern World Records Held By Egyptians

On Sept. 19, 2014, Egyptian Ahmed Gabr broke the Guinness World Record for Deepest Dive (Male), unleashing a wave of Egyptian pride for having one of their own listed in the coveted book. But did you know that Egyptians hold some 35-40 world records, according to Guinness World Records Official Adjudicator Talal Omar? Here are […]

Inside the World’s Deepest Dive with Egyptian Ahmed Gabr

Inside the World’s Deepest Dive with Egyptian Ahmed Gabr

  At 290 meters below the windy surface of the Red Sea in Dahab, just minutes after his bobbing head disappeared into the depths and just 28.25 meters away from the world record he had been training for four years to break, 40-year-old Egyptian Ahmed Gabr felt himself quiver.     Gabr has about 9,000 […]