UAE Sets New Guinness World Record with Liwa Landmark Sign

This Hollywood-style marker, announced by the Abu Dhabi Media Office on Wednesday, has officially been recognized by the Guinness World Records, surpassing previous record-holders with its impressive stature

Abu Dhabi’s Latest Attraction Becomes World’s Tallest

In a remarkable feat, the United Arab Emirates has added another world record to its name with unveiling the world’s tallest landmark sign in Liwa, Abu Dhabi.


This Hollywood-style marker, announced by the Abu Dhabi Media Office on Wednesday, has officially been recognized by the Guinness World Records, surpassing previous record-holders with its impressive stature.

A New Pinnacle in Abu Dhabi

Situated 197 meters above sea level on a hill in the Al Dhafra region, the Liwa marker stands as a testament to the UAE’s commitment to innovative tourism and cultural enhancement.

The towering metal structure weighs a hefty 49 tonnes and reaches a height of 23.5 meters, decisively surpassing Dubai’s Hatta mountain marker, which previously held the title at 19.28 meters.

For context, the iconic Hollywood sign in the United States stands at 13.7 meters. This new landmark is part of a broader initiative by the Al Dhafra Region Municipality to boost the region’s appeal as a premier cultural and tourism destination within Abu Dhabi.

The municipality has been keen on developing unique attractions that not only draw visitors but also highlight the rich heritage and scenic beauty of the area.


A Triumph of Engineering and Design

The creation of the Liwa marker involved meticulous planning and exceptional engineering.

Constructed from durable metal materials, the installation required precise calculations to ensure stability and visibility from great distances.

Its strategic placement atop a hill further amplifies its prominence, making it a striking feature against the desert landscape.

The design of the sign draws inspiration from the iconic Hollywood sign, yet it integrates elements that resonate with the local culture and environment.

This blend of international and regional influences is a hallmark of the UAE’s approach to modernity and tradition.

Enhancing Tourism in Al Dhafra

The new Liwa landmark is expected to play a significant role in attracting tourists to the Al Dhafra region. Known for its vast desert landscapes, rolling sand dunes, and rich history, Al Dhafra is a hidden gem in Abu Dhabi’s tourism portfolio.

The landmark adds a contemporary touch to the region’s attractions, offering visitors a unique photo opportunity and a chance to witness a record-breaking feat up close.

Local authorities anticipate that the Liwa marker will become a central highlight for visitors exploring the region.

By drawing attention to Al Dhafra, the initiative aims to distribute the benefits of tourism more evenly across Abu Dhabi, encouraging economic growth and cultural exchange.

Community and Cultural Impact

Beyond its immediate appeal to tourists, the Liwa marker serves as a symbol of community pride and cultural identity.

The landmark is a point of convergence for residents and visitors alike, fostering a sense of shared heritage and communal achievement.

Events and activities centered around the marker are likely to enhance social cohesion and cultural appreciation.

As the tallest landmark sign globally, the Liwa marker not only sets a new standard for such installations but also underscores the UAE’s ambition and vision.

By consistently pushing the boundaries of what is possible, the UAE continues to establish itself as a leader in innovation and cultural development on the world stage.

Tariq Saeed

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