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Sheikh Hamdan launches the world's longest graffiti scroll art project for National Day

Sheikh Hamdan launches the world's longest graffiti scroll art project for National Day

'Rehlatna' – 'Our Journey'


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The Emirate of Dubai is set to break its own record with the longest collaborative graffiti painting in the world...

In a pioneering new initiative announced by HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and chairman of the Dubai Executive Council, a new art project is to celebrate the progress of UAE union as part of preparations to mark the UAE's 43rd National Day.

The graffiti painting, called 'Rehlatna', which translates to 'Our Journey' in English, will stretch 2180 metres and the record will be set on November 29, suggest reports.

It's planned to take on the shape of the UAE map, portraying the seven Emirates and highlighting the crucial stages in the country's progress throughout history, including numerous milestones from its golden past as well as the achievements of the present, plus its promising future.

"Rehlatna will serve as a unique 'documentary' with a contemporary artistic vision, highlighting the progress of The Union and merging the efforts of a number of distinctive graffiti artists from across the world who will apply their talents while working on a creative platform alongside their peers from the Arab world, including renowned Emirati artists." Said Saif Bin Markhan Al Ketbi, Director-General of the Office of the Crown Prince of Dubai.

The event is scheduled to take place from November 29–30 near Jumeirah Beach Park and will be open to all to witness around 70 international artists work on the project.

 

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