The world's largest book is on display in Abu Dhabi – and it's HUGE!
You can see it for yourself at Al Wahda Mall until June 28
Looking for something different to do over the long Eid weekend? Head to Al Wahda Mall to see the largest book in the world.
This Is Muhammad weighs a whopping 1,500kg and is five metres high and eight metres wide. It has 431 pages.
The UAE loves a world record and This Is Muhammad currently holds five Guinness Book Of World Records gongs: it is officially the largest, longest, widest, heaviest and the most expensive in the world. It’s also the first Arabic book to be included in the Guinness Book Of World Records.
Around 300 people built the book, along with 15 scholars, according to its owner His Excellency Dr. Mohammed Saeed Al Awlaki, Chairman of Mashahad International Group. “It took nine months to make and has won 22 international a local awards,” he says.
So just how big is it? The book weights 1,500kg, while the average male Arabian camel weighs between 400 and 600kg. So it roughly weighs the same as three camels. Wild water buffalo in Asia can weigh anything between 700kg and 1,500kg, so picture one, or two of those. So yes, it’s a whopper.
The book will remain at Al Wahda Mall in the heart of the city until the end of Eid. It’s your last chance to see the book in the UAE.