What world record has Dubai just broken? (Disclaimer: it’s not to do with heights this time)

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What world record has Dubai just broken? (Disclaimer: it’s not to do with heights this time)

It's no secret that Dubai loves breaking world records (tallest building in the world, anyone?). But last week the city went to different heights to ensure the longevity of the region's endangered Ghaf tree. 

P&G and MAF Carrefour aimed to break the world record to plant 20,000 seeds of the tree in an hour, with these seeds going towards planting a Ghaf forest. And guess what? They did it - and managed to plant another 600 on top of that. Amazing.

The seeds were planted in the shape of the year of Zayed logo, which marks 100 years since the birth of Founding UAE Father the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. 

The project is in an attempt to remove the centuries old tree - considered as the national tree of the UAE - from the endangered list. It's been put there due to developmental pressures, but with efforts like these, it should be back on safe soil in no time. 

Photos: Instagram @avijit_majumdar @natasha_haggard