'Sword of the Emirates'
The Fujairah Crown Prince Award concluded on Friday evening (16 December) with the excitement and celebration of heritage and skills that accompanied its biggest event, Al Saif Championship and its associated activities. The Award made history for the United Arab Emirates when Guinness World Records judge, Tarika Vara, announced the Sword of the Emirates which is 14.94 meters long as the biggest sword on earth. Tarika Vara congratulated the UAE’s leaders and citizens for this achievement.
World Record Certificate
Vara presented His Highness, Sheikh Mohammad bin Hamad Al Sharqi, Crown Prince of Fujairah and patron of the Award with the new world record certificate at the Sword Arena in Fujairah Fort. This was done in the presence of His Highness, Sheikh Rashid bin Hamad Al Sharqi, Chairman of the Fujairah Culture and Media Authority, and His Highness, Sheikh Maktoum bin Hamad Al Sharqi.
UAE National Day Gift
His Highness, the Crown Prince of Fujairah dedicated this achievement, which came in time with the country's celebrations of the 40th National Day, to the United Arab Emirates rulers and citizens. His Highness stated that the idea of the Award started with the vision and support of His Highness, Sheikh Hamad bin Mohammad Al Sharqi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Fujairah. He added that the Award contributed in highlighting the cultural and traditional side of the UAE community and emphasized the history and deep rooted heritage that should be kept and revived so that the young generations can be acquainted with it.
Heritage Village and New Awards
Additionally, His Highness the Crown Prince of Fujairah gave directives to open the Heritage Village for the public in the winter and spring seasons. He also launched two new awards aimed for students to be added next year: the Heritage Research Award and the Traditional Arts Award.
This article was written by Shaikha Mesmari and translated by Hessa Al Falasi.
Image: The photo of the presentation of the Guinness World Record Certificate to His Highness, Sheikh Mohammad bin Hamad Al Sharqi, Crown Prince of Fujairah, by Guinness World Records judge, Tarika Vara, was taken by Emily Ray. More photos that Emily took on the final night are posted in this photo album.