Huge flower carpet takes over Dubai Festival City carpark – in pictures

The world-record attempt marks 2019 as the Year of Tolerance

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The outdoor parking area of Dubai Festival City has been transformed into a huge bed of flowers to mark the Year of Tolerance.

Seven colours of flowers representing the seven emirates have been laid out over a space covering 9,290 square metres (100,000 square feet) – thousands of volunteers representing more than 150 nationalities helped place the flowers into patterns that were traced on the floor beforehand.

The huge carpet of flowers was a Guinness World Record attempt, and while, whether that attempt was successful has yet to be announced, the flowers are still beautiful to see: they will be on display in the mall near Dubai Creek until Sunday.

In 2003, a carpet featuring 2,100 square metres of flowers was put on show at Dubai's Safa Park to commemorate the Dubai Shopping Festival. That carpet, organised by Dubai Municipality, was crafted from just over 65,000 plants.