SOME OF THE RECORDS BRO­KEN IN SAUDI ARA­BIA

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Tallest flag­pole: The tallest un­sup­ported flag­pole mea­sures 171 me­ters (561 feet) and was erected by Jed­dah Mu­nic­i­pal­ity and Ab­dul Latif Jameel Com­mu­nity Ini­tia­tives (ALJCI) in Jed­dah on Sept. 23, 2014.

Largest drink­ing water stor­age fa­cil­ity: The largest drink­ing water stor­age fa­cil­ity is the Bri­man Strate­gic Water Reser­voir, in Jed­dah, with a to­tal ca­pac­ity of 2,062,500 cu­bic me­ters, ver­i­fied on Nov. 17, 2014. Fun fact: The vol­ume of this fa­cil­ity could fill up six sky­scrapers the size of the Burj Khal­ifa in Dubai.

Largest burger restau­rant: The largest burger restau­rant cov­ers an area of 2,860 square me­ters and the ti­tle was achieved by I’m Hun­gry in Jed­dah on Dec. 12, 2019.

Largest hot air bal­loon glow show: The largest hot air bal­loon glow show con­sisted of 100 hot air bal­loons and was achieved by the Royal Com­mis­sion for AlUla on Jan. 6, 2019.

The Largest Serv­ing of sayadieh: The largest serv­ing of sayadieh was 1,334 kg achieved by Hus­sain Sal­lam in Jed­dah on Sept. 14, 2019.

Dark­est man-made sub­stance: The dark­est man-made sub­stance is a black ma­te­rial made of gold nanopar­ti­cles and called dark chameleon dimers, which ab­sorbs more than 99 per­cent of vis­i­ble light over the whole vis­i­ble range. The ma­te­rial was made by sci­en­tists from King Ab­dul­lah Univer­sity of Science and Tech­nol­ogy (KAUST), in a joint col­lab­o­ra­tion be­tween Prof. Yu Han and Prof. An­drea Frat­aloc­chi.

Largest water de­sali­na­tion com­pany: The largest water de­sali­na­tion com­pany is Sa­line Water Con­ver­sion Corp. (Saudi Ara­bia) which pro­duces 4,600,000 cu­bic me­ters a day as ver­i­fied on June 4, 2016.

Largest Tele-ICU com­mand cen­ter: The largest TeleICU com­mand cen­ter con­sisted of 796 beds and was achieved by Dr. Su­laiman Al-Habib Med­i­cal Group in Riyadh and ver­i­fied on July 31, 2019.

Tallest stage (tem­po­rary): The tallest stage (tem­po­rary) mea­sured 38 me­ters in height and was achieved by MDL Beast Fest in Riyadh on Dec. 21, 2019.

Most con­sec­u­tive wins in AFC cham­pi­ons league:

The most con­sec­u­tive wins of the AFC cham­pi­ons league are two achieved by Al It­ti­had FC (Saudi Ara­bia) in 2004-2005.

Largest hu­man aware­ness rib­bon: The largest hu­man aware­ness rib­bon con­sisted of 8,264 par­tic­i­pants and was achieved by Saudi women at an event or­ga­nized by 10KSA in Riyadh on Dec. 12, 2015.

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