By Yasmeen Badawy
It’s no surprise to us that Dubai will constantly break world records. However, this time they managed to break the Guinness World Records for jigsaw puzzles. DMCC announced today that it had successfully claimed a new Guinness World Records title for the world’s largest jigsaw puzzle by surface area.
In celebration of the Year of Zayed, according to the Gulf Today, the wooden jigsaw of over 12,000 pieces features the official logo of the national initiative and takes up an area of over 6,000 m² within DMCC’s famous Uptown Dubai district.
The jigsaw was unveiled during a ceremony attended by a selected number of guests who were asked to move the final pieces of the jigsaw into place. In order to stay committed to sustainability, DMCC decided that all the pieces of the jigsaw will be recycled after the completion of the project. This process will be managed and supervised by the Dubai Municipality.
According to Guinness World Records, the previous record for the world’s largest jigsaw puzzle is measured at 5,428.8 m² (58,435.1 ft²). This was devised by Great East Asia Surveyors & Consultants Co. Ltd, and assembled at the former Kai Tak airport, Hong Kong on 3 November 2002.