Posted On 01-02-2019
His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman of Dubai Airports and Chairman and Chief Executive, Emirates Airline and Group, received a certificate from the Guinness World Records for a record the Emirate established.
Presented by Omar Talal, Regional Manager for Middle East & North Africa at Guinness World Records, the certificate recognizes the astonishing accomplishment achieved during the world parachuting event organised on the occasion of the 47th UAE National Day by Skydive Dubai and sponsored by the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA).
The Skydive Dubai team managed to break the world record for flying the largest flag when they skydived carrying a UAE National Flag featuring the Year of Zayed and DCAA logos. This marked a new achievement for the UAE and a new world record for flying the largest national flag.
The certificate presentation ceremony was attended by Mohammed Linjawi, Executive Director of Aviation Security and Accident Investigation Sector- (representing the DCAA Director General), along with Khalid Al Aref, Executive Director of Aviation Safety and Environment Sector, and Saood Abdulaziz Kankazar, Executive Director of Air Transport and International Affairs Sector.
The ceremony was also attended by Abdulla Al Habtoor, Vice President for Commercial and Business Management Affairs, Shamal Holding, and Abdullah Mohammed Abdullah, Director General of Skydive Dubai.
On this occasion, His Excellency Mohammed Abdulla Ahli, Director General of DCAA, said: "We take immense pride in being part of this global achievement that undoubtedly contributes to our country's standing as a leading hub for pioneering initiatives in the world. By breaking world records, our country has been able to showcase its achievements and successes at the global level and also our quest for leadership and excellence."
The Authority's sponsoring such initiatives falls in the framework of its constant efforts to contribute and participate in events that add to the achievements of the UAE and keeping its flag high under able and dynamic leadership.
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