Nov 6, 2008

World's Largest Acrylic Panel in the Dubai Mall

Dubai Aquarium & Discovery Centre
Dubai Aquarium & Discovery Centre in The Dubai Mall, has clinched the Guinness World Record for the "World's Largest Acrylic Panel". Measuring 32.88 meters wide x 8.3 meters high x 750 mm thick and weighing 245,614 kg, the acrylic viewing panel surpassed the previous Guinness World Record holder, Churaumi Aquarium in Okinawa, Japan, at 22.5 meters wide x 8.2 meters high and 600 mm thick.

The Dubai Mall is one of the world's largest shopping and entertainment destinations. Dubai Aquarium & Discovery Centre is one of the opening attractions and will feature over 33,000 aquatic animals in due course, representing more than 85 species including sharks and rays. The 750 mm thick acrylic viewing panel is built to withstand the enormous pressure of 10 million liters of water used in the aquarium, but transparent enough to give visitors clear views of the marine animals on display. The new record is expected to be featured in the upcoming edition of the Guinness Book of World Records in 2010.


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