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Emirates Transport celebrates national day with a new Guinness World Records achievement

posted on 09/12/2010: 2833 views



Emirates Transport, a UAE Federal Government Organisation, has set a Guinness World Records title for the largest parade of Hyundai buses in the world. The record breaking date, 2nd December 2010, was selected to commemorate the 39th UAE national day with a fleet of 390 Hyundai school buses.

The event took place on Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Highway Abu Dhabi, starting from Al Saadiyat island and finishing on the Yas Island with the fleet covering a total length of 5.8 km. When the first bus left the start it took 50 minutes for the last bus, number 390, to leave the starting point. The buses moved in a single line at a slow pace keeping a maximum 15 meters gap between them.

The record breaking event recognized UAE's significant achievements in education and the support of the state leaders, headed by His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, for the UAE educational process.

Guinness World Records adjudicator, Talal Omar, confirmed that the parade of 390 Hyundai buses had established a new Guinness World Records title and presented Mr. Mohammed Al Jerman, GM of Emirates Transport, with the official certificate. The preparation for the event took over two months and around 3,200 hours of training, and has crossed a distance of 225,000 km with a team of more than 500 staff from Emirates Transport.

Commenting on the Guinness World Records achievement, Mr. Mohammed Al Jerman, GM of Emirates Transport, said: "This new world record represents the amount of support and interest provided from the federal government of the UAE, and we have selected this date exactly because it is our national day and the number 390 buses represent the 39th national day" Mr. Al Jerman added: "We would like to thank every member of staff who has participated in the success of this event and I thank Hyundai company for their official sponsor, in addition to our strategic partners the ministry of education and Abu Dhabi education council, and the ministry of interior represented by Abu Dhabi police." Mr. Bader Ali Abdulla Al Kamali, Head of the Organization Committee which planned and supervised the parade, headed a team of 45 supervisors who executed the plan and followed road map he designed. The Organization Committee is pleased with this global achievement in very special day for United Arab Emirates, 2nd December 2010.

Emirates Transport is the trade name of "Emirates General Transport and Services Corporation", fully owned by the UAE government, and is the leader in passenger transportation services with 9 branches and 33 points of presence (POPs) covering all emirates of the UAE. Emirates Transport provides student transportation to more than 720 public schools under a contract with The Ministry of Education and Abu Dhabi Education Counsel; it also provides staff transportation, automotive technical maintenance, Taxi Services, Limousine Services, Facility Management Services and fleet management services to many institutions in the private and public sector in the UAE, these services provided through 17 different subsidiaries. â€" Emirates News Agency, WAM

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