Saadiyat Island breaks world record with 'messages in bottles'


Saadiyat Island Abu Dhabi has been awarded a Guinness World Records title for the largest display of messages in bottles.

The leisure destination collected 1,100 bottles with unique messages in a large installation at Saadiyat Beach Club.

Inspired by the infamous Pont des Arts bridge in Paris, wherein passersby attach locks with their names written or engraved on them to the railing or grate on the side of the bridge, Saadiyat Island invited guests to participate in the stunt by penning a short note detailing what they love most about the destination, or what love means to them.

The notes were then placed in each glass bottle and transported to Saadiyat Beach Club a week later.

The activity was open to guests of all ages, including guests at the destination and aimed to showcase how ‘love is a journey’ for all.

A local sand artist creatively placed the bottles into a large installation in the shape of ‘I🤍Saadiyat Island,’ a design that resonated with the destination and inspired by similar installations across the world.

All items required to make this attempt a success were crafted out of sustainable materials, including glass, recyclable paper, and jute thread to secure the notes before placing in the glass.

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