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World’s largest mural unveiled in Dubai

Lebanese artist says 'Caravan of Women' painting took 100 hours to complete

World’s largest mural unveiled in Dubai
The Dubai painting is the largest mural in the world.

The largest
mural in the world has been unveiled in Dubai’s Gloria Hotel this week and is
to be recorded in the Guinness Book of Records.

Entitled
'Caravan of Women', the giant painting by Lebanese artist Souheil
Madi is said to cover 1700 sq m on the roof of the 8th floor of the
Sheikh Zayed Road hotel.

Visible
from high altitudes, it represents the camel caravans which used to pass
through the Arabian Peninsula desert with women on board, and is meant to honor
mothers, wives, daughters and sisters.

Artist Madi
said the painting was completed in a record timeframe of about 100 hours.

"Finishing
this painting took nearly 100 hours of work, which is record to paint a mural
the size of a football field. I drew the painting using a small paint brush and
with the help of only one associate artist selected from my students," he
said.

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DRNeeley 7 years ago

WOW! Congratulations! That's an awesome achievement.

Tariq Mohammed 7 years ago

That's really impressive. However, just to set the record correctly, the largest mural in the world is in Oran, Algeria with ceramic tiles the measures up a total area of 2100++ square metre at the Oran Convention Centre. You can check it up by googling it. That said, it's still awesome to have records set in Arabia. Move forward guys !!!

G Rodriguez 7 years ago

What about Juan O'Gorman's 4000 sq/meter stone mosaic mural which decorates the Central Library at UNAM?

PJWarmus 6 years ago

There are two painted murals in downtown Dallas,, TX. Done by Eyecon, Inc. in the '90s, they are Mass Transit 120'x 215' (25'800 sq. ft.) and The Storm, 120'x 150' (18,000 sq. ft,). Pretty sure these trump for largest.