The United Arab Emirates government has announced plans to build the world’s biggest gate in its capital, following the tradition established by the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, and the world's tallest residential building, Princess Tower.
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The construction of the 25-meter (82-foot) tall gate would be home to a printed encyclopedia and a specially commissioned operetta, the National reports. It has already been approved by the Guinness World Records.
Work on the project is scheduled to commence on December 2, UAE’s National Day and will be dedicated to Sheikh Khalifa.
But Dubai might have a challenger. A gate-shaped tower under construction in Suzhou, China, which has been nicknamed “Pants,” is 300-meters tall, with an opening reaching 246 meters. Coverage already refers to the Gate of the Orient as the “number 1 gate in the world.”
According to Guinness Book of World Records, the UAE currently holds 102 records including the world’s most expensively decorated Christmas tree and world’s biggest kebab.