Dubai Police officers set a new Guinness World Record by dragging an Emirates A380 jumbo jet over 100 metres on Thursday. The record was possible through the joint effort of 56 officers who pulled the 302-tonne Airbus A380 as the part of Dubai Fitness Challenge.
This achievement from Dubai Police beat a record set in Hong Kong where 100 people pulled a plane weighing 218 tonnes over the same distance.
Dubai Police accepted the challenge by Shaikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council and Dubai Sports Council, to sign up for the 30X30 Dubai Fitness Challenge.
Maj Gen Abdullah Al Marri, Commander-in-Chief of Dubai Police, witnessed the feat. He said the fitness challenge laid down by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed, Crown Prince of Dubai, has contributed to raising the culture of sport and fitness in the UAE. The Major General received the record certificate from the director of the Guinness World Records.
The entry into Guinness is a unique way to contribute to the Dubai Fitness Challenge. It’s part of Dubai Police’s strategy to support community-based sports initiatives.