World's biggest flower carpet to be rolled out in Dubai

The UAE is all set to roll out the world's biggest natural flower carpet, as part of the National Festival of Tolerance and Human Fraternity.

Employing 5,000 volunteers from 150 nationalities, organisers of the event hope to complete the carpet in one hour; from 4pm onwards at Dubai Festival City.

Afra Al Sabri, director-general of the Minister of Tolerance Office, confirmed that the ministry has chosen a distinctive design for the flower carpet to deliver the message of the UAE heritage, in addition to the most important landmarks of the country, such as the Sheikh Zayed Mosque and Burj Khalifa.

A whopping 50 tonnes of flowers, imported from India, Kenya and other countries, will be used for this purpose, Anoop Anil Devan, general convenor of the event, told Khaleej Times. The event will take place in Festival City's outdoor parking area and UAE visitors and residents can check out the flower carpet until Sunday.

Read more at the Khaleej Times (Dhanusha Gokulan)

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