The United Arab Emirates is a land of rich heritage and culture. Even after modernization, the traditions and culture of the region are intact. Over the years, the UAE has warmly welcomed millions of tourists. Some come here for the ultramodern infrastructures and some for the taste of the Emirati culture, but many stay for the marvelous record-breaking wonders in the UAE.
The UAE is made up of 7 Emirates: Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Ajman, Fujairah, Sharjah, Umm al-Quwain and Ras al-Khaimah. Each of the Emirates has a distinct offering for its visitors. An easy Dubai Visa online process, uncountable accommodation in the UAE ranging from 7-star hotels to beach resorts, plenty of affordable options for flights to Dubai and an insane amount of top-rated attractions. You will for sure need a UAE travel guide to make the best out of your UAE holiday.
For now, let’s have a look at some of the record-breaking wonders in the UAE that will leave you in awe. Some of these record-breaking wonders in the UAE are so stunning that they hold more than one record to their name.
1. World’s Tallest Building:
The Burj Khalifa is a world-renowned iconic building that took five years to build with a construction cost of $1.5 billion. The skyscraper is a mix of restaurants, hotels, residential buildings and offices. The Burj Khalifa is one of the record-breaking wonders in the UAE for being the ‘world’s tallest building’ at 828m. Owing to its height, it owns several other records like- ‘highest BASE jump from a building’, ‘tallest freestanding structure in the world’ (829.8m), ‘highest number of stories’ (163 floors), ‘highest outdoor observation deck’ (Level 124, 125, 128), ‘world’s highest restaurant’ (441.3m), ‘world’s highest lounge’ (585m) and the ‘world’s tallest service elevator’ (504m).
Location: 1 Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Blvd, Downtown Dubai, Dubai.
2. World’s Highest Suspended Hotel Suite:
The St. Regis Hotel, Abu Dhabi has unveiled the ‘world’s highest suspended hotel suite’. Called the ‘Abu Dhabi suite’ it is suspended 200m above ground and serves a stunning panoramic view across the Arabian Gulf. The interior of the room is inspired by Arabic decor with gold leaf accents, crystals and glass mosaics. The room has its own helipad, private cinema spa and cinema room. The average price to spend one night here is US$27,000.
Location: Nation Tower, Corniche Rd, Al Bateen, Abu Dhabi.
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3. World’s Highest Infinity Pool:
According to the Guinness World Record, the ‘world’s highest infinity pool’ is located on top of the twin tower of the Address Beach Resort in Dubai. The outdoor infinity pool is at a height of 964ft. above ground level on the 77th floor of the hotel.
Location: Address Beach Resort, The Walk, Jumeirah Beach Residence, Dubai.
4. World’s Furthest Leaning Manmade Building:
‘Capital Gate’ or ‘Leaning Tower of Abu Dhabi’ is a record-breaking wonder in the UAE as it inclines 18 degrees west. The skyscraper is 160m tall, 35-stories high with a floor area of more than 50,000sqm. It was made by architecture firm ‘ ‘RMJM” and was opened in 2011 for mixed-use.
Location: Al Rawdah, Capital Centre, Abu Dhabi.
5. World’s Largest Dancing Fountain Show:
The Palm Fountains at Atlantis the Palm and The Pointe are a record-breaking fountain display for being the ‘largest dancing fountain show’ covering 7,327sq. and reaching up to 105m high in the sky. The show is also quite entertaining.
Location: Frond I, The Palm Jumeirah, Dubai.
6. World’s Largest Glow-In-The-Dark Painting:
In 2016, a glow-in-the-dark painting measuring 416.26 sqm. was unveiled at the Innovation Week of UAE. The record-breaking painting contains the history of the place.
Location: Ras al-Khaimah
7. World’s Deepest Swimming Pool:
The Deep Dive Dubai holds a world record for being the ‘world’s deepest swimming pool’. It is 60m deep and holds 14 million litres of water. You can free dive, scuba dive, snorkel or explore an entire sunken city here. This one is a must-visit for all the expert swimmers.
Location: NAS Sports Complex, Dubai.
8. World’s Fastest rollercoaster:
Ferrari World in Yas Island houses the ‘world’s fastest rollercoaster’. The Formula Rossa goes from 0 to 240 km/h in 4.9 seconds. It also has the ‘world’s steepest (51 degrees) and fastest (30 km/hr) cable lift’. It also has the ‘world’s tallest inverted loop’ at 52m.
Location: Ferrari World, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi.
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9. World’s Tallest Hotel:
Currently, the Gevora Hotel in Dubai is the tallest hotel in the world. The hotel is 356.33m high and has 75 stories. From the rooftop, it provides breathtaking views of the city skyline and also the Burj Khalifa. The hotel has 528 rooms, 3 fine-dining restaurants, a wellness club, etc.
Location: 101 Sheikh Zayed Rd, Trade Centre, Dubai.
10. World’s Largest Indoor Theme Park:
The Warner Bros. World, Abu Dhabi is the ‘largest indoor theme park’. The theme park located on Yas Island is spread over 150,835 sqm. of land and offers 29 rides and attractions featuring Warner Bros characters like Looney Tunes, DC Comics, etc.
Location: Yas Island, Abu Dhabi.
Also Read: 7 Best Theme Parks In The UAE
11. World’s Longest Zipline:
At the Jebel Jais mountain peaks, one can experience the ‘world’s longest zipline’. The Jebel Jais Flight lets adventure-seekers go at a speed of 150 km/h for a distance of 2.8km.
Location: W5R2+VFV, Jebel Jais, Ras al Khaimah.
12. World’s Tallest Chocolate Sculpture:
A replica of Burj Khalifa, a 13.5m high tall sculpture made using 4,200 kgs of Belgium chocolate, was notably the tallest chocolate structure ever made. The structure was displayed in Terminal 3 at Dubai International Airport.
13. World’s Largest Observation Wheel:
The Ain Dubai is the ‘world’s tallest Ferris wheel’. The wheel stands at 820 ft tall on Bluewaters Island. The 48 capsules carry about 1400 people at capacity and takes more than half an hour to complete one rotation.
Location: Bluewaters, Near Dubai Marina, Dubai.
14. World’s Largest Picture Frame:
The Dubai Frame is not only one of the record-breaking wonders in the UAE but also a popular tourist destination for the ‘Dubai vacation photo’. The height of the frame is 150m, making it the ‘world’s biggest picture frame’. Inside the frame, there is a museum and the Dubai Skyline can also be seen from the observation deck on top.
Location: Zabeel Park Jogging Track, Za’abeel, Al Kifaf, Dubai.
These are some of the magnificent record-breaking wonders in the UAE. Want to witness these record-breaking wonders in person? Choose among our various Abu Dhabi tour packages and Dubai tour packages to get yourself closer to them.
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