The fastest, the biggest, the highest… records are smashed across the planet on an almost daily basis, but few are so patriotic and well-timed as the one achieved by 4130 students from GEMS Education to celebrate the 46th U.A.E. National Day!
Validated by Guinness World Records officials at GEMS Cambridge International School – Abu Dhabi, students from the host school and GEMS United Indian School – Abu Dhabi all dressed in the national flag colours to form the ‘World’s Largest Human Waving Flag’.
It takes hard work, dedication and patience to be the best, but the students were determined to show their love and reverence for the national flag, which is a symbol of much pride for Emiratis.
Dino Varkey, Chief Executive Officer, GEMS Education, said: “After 46 years, the U.A.E. is one of the most advanced and sought-after countries across the globe. By creating the ‘World’s Largest Human Waving Flag’, we wanted to pay a tribute to the U.A.E. and the achievements of our visionary leaders.
“Celebrating this occasion is a proud tradition we will continue at GEMS Education and I would like to thank all the students, teachers and parents who have supported the event with such great enthusiasm.”
This is the fourth world record achieved by students of GEMS Education and the third record that they have created. Previously in 2016, GEMS students paid tribute to the U.A.E. on National Day by creating the ‘World’s Largest Transforming Human Image’, whilst in 2015, they created a record for the ‘World’s Largest Human Sentence’. In 2014, students of 119 nationalities from GEMS Education achieved the Guinness World Records title after they sang the U.A.E. national anthem.