Abu Dhabi: The UAE ship has been added to the Guinness Book of World Records for setting a new record, making it the largest wooden ship in the world.
According to the details, the ship “Obaid” from the United Arab Emirates has set a new record of the largest wooden ship in the world. This wooden ship is attributed to Obaid Juma bin Majid Al Falasi who was an Emirati sailor and boat engineer.
According to the UAE media, the Emirati ship “Obaid” was recognized as the largest wooden ship in the Guinness Book of World Records. It is 91.47 meters long and 20.41 meters wide. It is 11.22 meters high and weighs 2500 tons. 1700 tons of wood and 800 tons of iron were used.
According to sources, the UAE has carried out this new feat under the name of Majid Obaid bin Majid Al-Falasi & Sons Company, which has been trading commercial boats in Dubai for decades. The construction of the Emirati ship Obaid had been going on for many years.
In this regard, the ship’s engineer Majid Obaid Al-Falasi said that his goal was not to include it in the Guinness Book of World Records, but by building this ship he wanted to pay tribute to his father Obaid Juma bin Majid Al-Falasi.
“The ancestors of the Emirati were divers, our elders spent most of their lives at sea,” he said. My father built boats all his life. By building this ship, he has presented a gift to his father and dear homeland, the UAE. I wish that our country would be a world in various fields.