Dubai Police officers pull A380 plane, set record

The achievement that saw the jumbo towing Emirates Airbus A380 aircraft, weighing 302.68 tons along the 100 metre stretch
The achievement that saw the jumbo towing Emirates Airbus A380 aircraft, weighing 302.68 tons along the 100 metre stretch

Dubai - They broke the previous such record, involving 100 people who pulled a 218.56 ton plane in Hong Kong.



By Amira Agarib

Published: Fri 10 Nov 2017, 4:54 PM

Last updated: Sat 11 Nov 2017, 8:58 AM

 The Dubai Police set a one-of-a-kind record during the Dubai Fitness Challenge (DFC), when a group of police officers teamed up to pull an Airbus A380 for a distance of 100 metres.
They broke the previous such record, involving 100 people who pulled a 218.56 ton plane in Hong Kong.

Major-General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, Commander-in-Chief of the Dubai Police, received the record certificate from Huda Kassab, director of the Guinness World Records, in Dubai after the achievement that saw the jumbo towing Emirates Airbus A380 aircraft, weighing 302.68 tons along the 100 metre stretch.

Brigadier Ahmed Mohammed Bin Thani, assistant commander-in-chief of Ports Affairs, Brigadier Abdullah Hussein Khan, director-general of Airport Security and Jamal Al-Hai, vice-president at Dubai Airports were also present during the certificate presentation.
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Maj-Gen Al Marri praised the support of Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, chairman of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, president of Dubai Airports Corporation, CEO of Emirates Airline and Group, for being strategic partner supporting the setting of the world record.
The police chief also praised the fitness challenge event, for raising the culture of health and sportiveness in the UAE community, and for providing innovative sporting activities all around the emirate. He noted that the Guinness Record breaking achievement would contribute to the challenge and be a memorable one in the public mind, adding that it was also part of the Dubai Police's strategy to support community-based sports initiatives.
"We at the Dubai Police are guided by the directives of Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, Chairman of the Executive Council and President of the Dubai Sports Council. We are determined to further your vision of making the Dubai Police and the community practice fitness activities as a part of the culture. Fitness is key to our general health and prevention of diseases, and to motivate all members of the community," Maj-Gen Al Marri said.
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