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Dubai Aquarium bags world record

Aquarium at Dubai Mall awarded world record for largest acrylic panel, surpassing aquarium in Japan.

Dubai Aquarium and Discovery Centre at Dubai Mall has been awardeda world record for thelargest acrylic panel,Emaar Malls Group said on Saturday.

Emaar Malls, a subsidiary of Emaar Properties, said the acrylic viewing panel at the aquarium surpassed the previous record holder, the Churaumi Aquarium in Okinawa, Japan.

The accolade is set to be featured in the new edition of the Guinness Book of World Records in 2010, the company said. The viewing panel measures 32.88 metres wide, 8.3 metres high, 750mm thick and weighing 245,614kg, it said.

Dubai Mall is scheduled to open on Tuesday after the opening was delays from Oct. 30 because the mall was finished.

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