Dubai: Visitors to Dubai Miracle Garden now have a world record setting structure to look forward to – an 18-foot floral Mickey Mouse supported structure was unveiled today.
Speaking to Gulf News soon after the Guinness World Record awarded the certificate to them, Engineer Abdul Nasser Rahhal, the brain behind the Dubai Miracle Garden, said: “We used almost 10 tonnes of steel and 100,000 plants. We used over 100 workers, engineers and designers with 50 tonnes of concrete foundation. It is part of the upcoming 90-year anniversary of Mickey Mouse, and it is just the first floral sculpture as part of our agreement with Walt Disney company.”
They promised more Walt Disney-themed structures and projects in the future.
The sculpture features almost 100,000 plants and flowers (including White Petunia, Red Petunia, White Geranium, Yellow Viola, Zinnia Marigold and Green Alternanthera), weighs almost 35 tons, and is supported by a 7-ton steel structure with a foundation of 50 tons of reinforced concrete.
People can view this massive sculpture for the coming few weeks till the weather gets warmer and the garden closes to the public.