05 Dec 2021
RTA and Aramex make Guinness World Records for Love of the UAE
(Greeting cards marking Golden Jubilee exchanged under the theme: Different Languages, One Message)
Dubai has entered the Guinness World Records by collecting the largest number of greeting cards from around the world under the slogan, ‘Different Languages, One Message: We Love the UAE, on the occasion of the Golden Jubilee of the United Arab Emirates.
Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), in collaboration with Aramex, teamed up to develop an innovative way to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of the United Arab Emirates into a global celebration in which people from more than 100 countries sent greeting cards to the UAE. Additionally, the local public celebrated the event by writing over 5,000 greeting cards that were entered in the Guinness Book of World Records.
Eng. Maitha bin Adai, CEO of Traffic and Roads Agency, RTA, expressed her happiness in taking part in celebrations of the UAE’s Golden Jubilee. “The event deserves to be celebrated and supported by all departments and entities in the public and private sectors. This proves the distinguished position that UAE enjoys among the people and countries of the world,” she noted.
“The initiative adds to the UAE’s tally of Guineas World Records in terms of innovative events and community-based and collective initiatives carried out with our partners in the private sector. The Dubai-based Aramex has a continuous relationship with RTA in achieving the common goals such as Safety and Environmental Sustainability, besides cooperating in the fields of training and awareness to enhance the traffic safety in Dubai,” added Bin Adai.
Ahmed Marie, General Manager of Aramex in the UAE, expressed his pride in the fact that Aramex and its global network played a major role in making this initiative a success and adding a Guinness World Record to Dubai’s impressive record of achievements. “This achievement will raise the image of the UAE and its pioneering role across the world at a time where the country is celebrating its Golden Jubilee. Aramex is keen on further strengthening its relationships with the public sector in various meaningful community-based initiatives.
A huge mural was erected in the middle of the Dubai Festival City showing images of people from all over the world in popular costumes of different cities carrying large greeting cards bearing the event’s slogan “We love the UAE,” together with comments written in different languages congratulating the UAE on the Golden Jubilee. The mural attracted more than 5,000 greeting cards from students, employees and clients of the Dubai Government as well as visitors to the Festival City and the event’s site.