143 cars were used in this latest record attempt…

The UAE came out in full force over the weekend to celebrate its 46th National Day, and it could be argued that no one showed more patriotism than Dubai’s police force.

In between discounting traffic fines and generally keeping the peace, they also found the time to smash a Guinness World Record by forming the UAE flag in the shape of a giant smile emoji with the help of 143 cars.

In a video posted to social media you can see the level of coordination that went into pulling off the record attempt. The cars (many of them decked out in colourful National Day decals) were instructed to drive along designated lines so that not only did the massive emoji keep its shape, but it also appeared to be constantly moving when viewed from a birds-eye-view.

The stunt was filmed in cooperation with Global Village and the with the help of no less than 17 UAE motor clubs. Awatif Rashid Al Suwaidi, Executive Chairman of the Happiness Society and Positivity Council of Dubai Police, can be seen in the video saying that the she hopes that the record attempt will encourage young citizens and car lovers to take part in similar events in the future. 

The previous record was held by Pepsi (also in Dubai) in 2015 with 121 cars.

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