By Staff writer
Royal Commission of Jubail & Yanbu breaks record during 11th Flower and Garden Festival
The Royal Commission of Jubail & Yanbu in Saudi Arabia has broken the world record for the largest carpet of flowers.
Guinness World Records, the global authority on record-breaking, confirmed the feat during the opening of the 11th Flower and Garden Festival in Yanbu.
Reclaiming their title from 2014, the carpet of flowers features approximately 1.8 million flowers, including petunias and marigolds.
The total area of the flower carpet is 16,134.0772 sq m. made up of 14 different types and colours of natural flowers, a statement said.
Talal Omar, Guinness World Record’s country manager – MENA, said: “We are very excited that the Royal Commission of Jubail and Yanbu reclaimed its 2014 title to win it back this year.
"Having fun, delighting and uniting people is at the heart of our brand and we are proud that Guinness World Records was able to yet again provide a platform to recognise and share amazing moments."
The Flower and Garden Festival is an annual event which aims to beautify and decorate the industrial city of Yanbu, in addition to providing more recreational activities for the residents and visitors.
Millions of visitors from Yanbu, Yanbu Al-Bahr, Madinah, Jeddah, Tabuk and other parts of the kingdom visit the festival every year including students from more than 300 schools.