Expo City Dubai’s Al Wasl Dome Lands in Guinness Book of World Records

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The Al Wasl Dome in Expo City Dubai.JONATHAN YBERA/EXPAT MEDIA

Dubai’s Al Wasl Dome lands in Guinness records

Expo City Dubai’s Al Wasl Dome is now officially recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the World’s Largest Interactive Immersive Dome, Expo City Dubai announced.

“This acknowledgement underscores Expo City Dubai’s commitment to boundless innovation,” according to Expo City Dubai in a statement on Saturday (October 7). The dome has also been longlisted for the Dezeen Award in architecture.

The dome at Al Wasl Plaza has been considered the heart of Expo 2020 Dubai, which was later renamed to Expo City Dubai. It features a 360-degree projection of images coupled with beautiful music.

The world’s largest 360-degree projection surface comes to life with the help of 252 laser projectors that splash images onto its surface, creating a fully immersive experience that can be viewed from inside or outside of the dome.

Today, visitors to Expo City Dubai can enjoy a free Al Wasl Projection Experience daily, plus a series of live concerts and performances that are expected to draw acts from around the world.

Architectural marvel

At 67m in height and 130m in diameter, Al Wasl’s trellis framework is constructed entirely of steel that is approximately 13.6km in length – the equivalent of 16 Burj Khalifas stacked on top of each other. The steelwork was woven into the ringed logo of Expo 2020 Dubai by Italian contractor Cimolai Rimond and based on a 4,000-year-old Bronze Age ring found in the UAE. ICA/Expat Media


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