Record breaking graffiti artwork set for Dubai

To celebrate the UAE’s 43rd National Day Dubai is set to create the longest collaborative graffiti painting in the world.

The project was announced by HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and chairman of the Dubai Executive Council.

The graffiti painting, called Rehlatna, or “Our Journey” in English, will stretch 2180 metres and around 100 artists will take part in the artwork which will illustarate key buildings and milestones in the development of the nation.

Saif Bin Markhan Al Ketbi, Director-General of the Office of the Crown Prince of Dubai, said: “Rehlatna will serve as a unique ‘documentary’ with a contemporary artistic vision, highlighting the progress of The Union and merging the efforts of a number of distinctive graffiti artists from across the world who will apply their talents while working on a creative platform alongside their peers from the Arab world, including renowned Emirati artists.

“The event is scheduled to take place from November 29-30, near Jumeirah Beach Park and will be open to all families, citizens, expats, and visitors in the country, opening the door for everyone to share in the joy of our National Day celebrations and festivities.

“It is an open platform, where people will be permitted to join the painting project under the guidance of qualified artists.”