Thanks to three Emiratis from Abu Dhabi who have been declared ‘Officially Amazing’… 

Guinness World Records Day 2020. Yes, it’s an actual day and is an annual celebration of record-breaking, a day which sees thousands of people around the world come together with one common goal, to become a titleholder. And this year, four new recording-breaking achievements were added to UAE’s name.

The digital event this year lasted 24 hours and celebrated the creativity, dedication, and passion of people around the world following a year of lockdown and restrictions.

Many records were broken around the world from China to USA, UK, Japan and more, and from the UAE, three emiratis –  Omeir Saeed Omeir Yousef Almheiri, Dr. Khawla AlRomaithi and Meera Al Hosani bought home four titles and were declared ‘Officially Amazing’.

Here’s what won them the GWR. 

Omeir Saeed Omeir Yousef Almheiri

Almheiri managed to break not one, but two GWR titles for ‘Farthest wakeboard ramp jump (male)’ and ‘Most wakeboard rail airs (supermans) in 30 seconds’. 

Omeir Saeed Farthest

A self-proclaimed wakeboarding junkie, Almheiri achieved an impressive 21m jump, smashing the previous record that stood at 15 meters set by Jérôme Macquart from France back in 2004.

On the same day, he also gained another GWR title when he managed to beat the previous record, also by MacQuart, by achieving a total of 10 wakeboard rail airs in 30 seconds. He doubled MacQuart’s record which was set back in 2005.

Almheiri stated that there is a shared responsibility in inspiring the younger generation and sharing passion and went on to say that having the ‘global recognition in hand makes him proud as an Emirati’.

Dr. Khawla AlRomaithi

Khawla AlRomaithi

Travelling to all seven continents is probably on your bucket list, especially if you love to travel. However, Dr.Khawla AlRomaithi set a world record for the fastest time to travel to all seven continents. Her time? 3 days, 14 hours, 46 minutes and 48 seconds.

She beat the previous record of 3 days, 20 hours, 4 minutes, and 19 seconds held by Kasey Stewart and Julie Berry (both USA) in December 2017. Wow.

Meera Al Hosani

Driven by the love of her little one Latifa, Meera Al Hosani used a whopping 1,447 socks to write the word ‘Happiness’ in Arabic, creating the world’s largest sock word.

Why socks? Well, Meera chose socks because they are usually used to show your support by signifying the extra chromosome that people with Down Syndrome usually carry.

Meera commented that this was a ‘great way to help raise awareness about these amazing cheerful individuals.’ and that she ‘cannot be more thankful to be recognised as a Guinness World Records title holder, and contribute to sending this message of hope from the UAE.”

The four new GWR titles add to the UAE pretty extensive list bringing it to a total of 425.

Well done, UAE!

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