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World largest modern-day mosaic work celebrates UAE's National Day

posted on 03/12/2009: 1620 views

The world's largest mosaic work created by Syrian artist Riyadh Nawwaf Ar-radhiya in clebration of the UAE's 38th National Day was hosted by the Mall of the Emirates.

Comprising of 98,000 mosaic stones from various countries, the work depicts the late ruler Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the late Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum, and the current rulers Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan - President of UAE and Ruler of Abu Dhabi, and Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum - Vice-President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

The red stones were brought from France, green from India, white from Greece, pink from Italy, blue and brown from Turkey, black and grey from Syria, and yellow stones from Lebanon.

It took Riyadh Nawwaf eleven months to complete the work on an average of ten working hours per day. The mosaic is 2.4 metres high, 3.5 metres wide, and weighs approximately 756 kilos, according to organisers. – Emirates News Agency, WAM


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