VIDEO: wasl breaks Guinness World Record in celebration of ‘Year of Zayed’

March 15, 2018 9:24 am


wasl Asset Management Group, one of the largest real estate development and management companies in Dubai, has broken a Guinness World Records title for the largest aerial projection screen, which took to the skies in celebration of the ‘Year of Zayed 2018’.

The record-breaking effort is part of wasl’s wider efforts to unite the country in commemorating the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the Founding Father of the UAE.

 This new world record saw a 300-foot aerial screen soar across Dubai’s iconic skyline towed by a Bell 212 Helicopter, while a second Bell 212 projected the video onto the screen, using a combination of augmented reality tracking and live projection mapping, displaying a short film about ‘Year of Zayed’, and providing the public with an impressive visual tribute to the Founding Father’s life and values.

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The screen could be viewed from up to 3 kilometers away and had started its journey from Skydive Dubai before flying over the Dubai Coast and then inland to reach Zabeel Park passing over wasl’s latest project wasl1.

The helicopters then hovered over Dubai Creek and back out to the coast landing back at Skydive Dubai after a flight duration of approximately 90 minutes.

On the ground, huge display screens were set up at ‘dar wasl’ and ‘wasl1’ projects so that the audience could watch the screen’s 90-minute journey live on the air as it soared in the Dubai skies.

This achievement has only ever been accomplished once before in New York City, when the record was originally set by a 250 foot screen. Dubai’s 300-foot screen beat the previous record by 50 feet.

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