Dubai: Dubai has successful landed a new Guinness World Record after merging over 2,327 tennis balls to create the world’s largest tennis ball mosaic.
The record to beat was 500.
The mosaic was installed on the 3,800 square metres Events Arena lawn of Jumeirah Beach Hotel, located on the main beach of the hotel in front of the Wild Wadi Waterpark, overlooking the Arabian Gulf and Burj Al Arab Jumeirah.
The hotel is operated Jumeirah Group, a Dubai-based luxury hospitality company and a member of Dubai Holding.
The mosaic design mirrored the three-finger Expo 2020 victory sign of His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.
To mark this special occasion and congratulate Dubai on breaking the Guinness World Record, Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, the world’s most luxurious hotel, joined in the celebrations by transforming its helipad into a 4,467-square-foot grass tennis court.
Perched 212 metres above sea level and proven to be a magnet for showcasing many world class sports event, the helipad served as the centre stage to display the Davis Cup -- one of the oldest sporting trophies that weighs an impressive 105kg.
The unveiling of the Davis Cup on top of Burj Al Arab Jumeirah’s helipad joins an elite list of world class sports events that have been hosted at the hotel in the recent years.
These include the famous Roger Federer and Andre Agassi face-off, Tiger Woods teeing off and David Coulthard’s donuts in the Infiniti Red Bull Racing Formula 1 car.
The draw for the 2015 Davis Cup by BNP Paribas was also held during the International Tennis Federation’s Annual General Meeting at Madinat
The draw to decide who meets whom in the opening round of the 2015 edition was rounded off with a gala evening which witnessed some top
names and officials from the world of tennis.