Monday, August 1, 2011

A name visible from space

The eccentric billionaire and sheik of Abu Dhabi, Hamad Bin Hamdan Al Nahyan, carved his name in the sand with large letters in order for it to be visible from space. Each letter of his name, "Hamad", is 1km. long whist its width is about 3 km. The word was written on an island owned by the sheik. A solution to preserve the name was given by allowing the entry of seawater within the shapes of the letters, since this was done within a dessert area.  

Sheikh Hamad, also known as "Sheikh of the rainbow" is a member of the royal family who runs Abu Dhabi. He owns 200 cars, including seven Merceded 500 SELs painted with different colours, hence his nickname. 

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