The UAE is all set to roll out the world’s biggest natural flower carpet, as part of the National Festival of Tolerance and Human Fraternity.
Employing 5,000 volunteers from 150 nationalities, organisers of the event hope to complete the carpet in one hour; from 4 pm onwards at Dubai Festival City.
A distinctive design is chosen for the flower carpet to deliver the message of the UAE heritage, in addition to the most important landmarks of the country, such as the Sheikh Zayed Mosque and Burj Khalifa.
A whopping 50 tonnes of flowers, imported from India, Kenya and other countries, will be used for this purpose. The event will take place in Festival City’s outdoor parking area and UAE visitors and residents can check out the flower carpet until Sunday. The carpet will be bigger than the area of two large football playgrounds.
The carpet shall be drawn first on the ground, then the volunteers would arrange flowers according to their colours in the designated places under the supervision of a specialised team and in the presence of a committee of the Guinness World Records.