Dubai broke the Guinness World Record for the world’s largest jigsaw puzzle by surface area. 

The Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC) built the 12,000 piece wooden jigsaw, with a surface area of 6,000m², to celebrate the life of late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. 

It is a part of nationwide celebrations dubbed "The year of Zayed", DMCC executive chairperson Ahmed Bin Sulayem said in a statement

“The remarkable growth story that is the modern United Arab Emirates (UAE) is the direct result of his ambitious vision for the country, and resolute determination to bring it to fruition,” Sulayem said. 

“His Highness was confident, charismatic, encouraged the continuous pursuit of excellence and made bold decisions in the face of uncertainty.” 

All the pieces of the jigsaw will be recycled after the completion of the projec. 

The previous record for the world’s largest jigsaw puzzle was set Hong Kong in 2002 for a puzzle which measured 5,428.8 m². 

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