Set a new Guinness World Record in Dubai this month
Dubai’s no stranger to Guinness World Records – it’s the proud home to the world’s biggest shopping mall, tallest building, fastest police car and many, many more – however, this Ramadan, you could claim your very own.
Guinness World Records and the organisers of the Ramadan Night Market (Sumansa Exhibitions) have partnered together to give you a chance to turn your dream of holding a world record into a reality.
All you have to do is head down to the Ramadan Night Market from Thursday, June 1, and sign up to be a part of one of its three fun record initiatives.
First up is Talented Thursday (June 8). The family-friendly event is broken down into three subcategories, the first event will attempt to set the record for most painted hand prints in one minute. The second will attempt to set the record for most paper aircrafts made and caught in one minute while the third and final event of the day will see contestants attempt to set the record for the most pencils stood on end in one minute.
Up next is Foodie Friday (June 9). Again, the family-friendly event is broken down into three subcategories, the first will see participants attempt to set the record for the fastest time taken to build an Arabic coffee cup pyramid. In the second, participants will attempt to set the record for the fastest time taken to identify ten fruits while blindfolded, and the third event will see visitors attempt to set the record for the most hotdogs made in one minute.
The final day is all about music. Sing it Saturday (June 10) will see participants attempt to set the record for most body taps in one minute. It will also see contestants try and set the record for most musical instruments identified in one minute. The final event of the series will quite literally leave you breathless as it’s an attempt to set the record for longest continuous vocal note.
We’ve gathered a list of points to help you claim your spot in the Guinness Book of World Records…
Most hand prints in a minute.
Make sure you're not wearing your best clothes and get ready to crawl (with purpose) down the canvas.
Fastest time to identify ten fruits in one minute.
A trip your local supermarket is needed. Bag as many fruits as you can then head home, put on your blindfold and get a mate or family member to hold up said fruit for you to sniff/ touch – they haven’t specified what you’d be required to do, so we suggest perfecting the art of both.
The record for most musical instruments identified in one minute.
Print a bunch of cue cards with instruments and start studying. Googling different instruments should help too. Make sure you cover instruments used across the globe – heard of the African mbira?
The record for longest continuous vocal note.
This is a tough one. We’ve been told that cardio does wonders for your lungs so, we’d suggest doing a ton of swimming, running and maybe skipping to boost your stamina. Honey is good for soothing your throat so, have plenty of that. Erm, then maybe take notes on how musicians like Adele and Andrea Bocelli hold notes – it's worth a try, even if you do sound like a screaming cat.
Ramadan Night Market Guinness World Record Series
When: From 8pm-2am, 8-10 June
Where: Dubai World Trade Centre, Hall 7 and 8
Price: AED5 entrance fee for those aged five and above