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.
By Elizabeth Broomhall
Sun 29 Apr 2012 01:02 PM

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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