A bird's eye view of sand artists in action in Dubai's Al Qudra desert.


Watch: Sheikh Mohammed’s giant gift to Kuwait


DUBAI – Ahead of Kuwait’s national day on Monday (February 25), the ruler of Dubai has ordered a unique, record-breaking gift to the country.

In a video posted on Twitter, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, revealed what the giant gift was.

“The love of Kuwait and the people of Kuwait is etched into our land… in our hearts… in our history… May beloved Kuwait and its amir, prince of humanity, continue to see years of prosperity and peace,” Sheikh Mohammed wrote in the caption.

The video revealed a giant sand portrait of Kuwait’s Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah.

The sand portrait is set to enter the Guinness World Record and occupies more than 170,000 square feet of red sand.

The sand portrait was created in Dubai’s Al Qudra desert and took nearly 2,400 hours to complete.

The giant portrait can also be seen from outer space, making Sheikh Sabah the first person in the world to be seen from space. GAD/Expat Media


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