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Dubai’s Wasl sets new Guinness World Record for ‘tallest running track in a building’

Wasl, one of the region’s largest real estate development and management companies, has established a new Guinness World Records™ title for ‘Tallest Running Track in a Building’.

Wasl airstripLocated on the 43rd floor of 1 Residences, the luxury residential tower within the flagship Wasl1 development, it exemplifies Dubai’s commitment to promoting fitness and healthy living and encouraging residents to pursue an active lifestyle.

Situated 157m above the ground, Sky Track is a 335m rooftop track where fitness enthusiasts can enjoy a unique experience that surpasses a traditional gym workout. Walkers and runners alike can enjoy unparalleled views of Dubai including Burj Khalifa, Zabeel Park, The Dubai Frame, Sheikh Zayed Road, Old Dubai and the Arabian Gulf.

The global fitness industry has seen significant growth in recent years aligned with increased awareness of the importance of physical activity. Community events organized in Dubai, such as the 30-day Dubai Fitness Challenge, have succeeded in inspiring residents to adopt a healthy lifestyle. In response to this social change, Wasl prioritized health and well-being in its innovative development process by building the most iconic athletics track in the world.

His Excellency Hesham Al Qassim, CEO of Wasl, saying:

“We are delighted to secure another Guinness World Records title for Dubai. We are honored that Sky Track has achieved a world record and happy that it will improve the daily lives of residents. 1 Residences is a unique development that reflects the vision of our wise leadership in striving for excellence in all spheres. “We remain steadfast in our commitment to creating projects that inspire and improve the well-being of residents and communities.”

Talal Omar, Vice President of MENA and Türkiye, Guinness World Records™ saying:

“We are always delighted by the ingenuity and ambition of record holders around the world. The achievement of constructing the tallest running track in a building is not only a testament to architectural prowess but also to human aspiration. It’s amazing how boundaries are continually pushed to redefine what is possible.

This runway is not just an engineering feat, but a symbol of Dubai’s commitment to reaching for the skies, both literally and metaphorically. We congratulate everyone involved in this monumental achievement.”

This is the second time wasl has been recognized by Guinness World Records following your ‘Larger aerial projection screen‘, which took to the skies to celebrate the ‘Year of Zayed’ in 2018 to commemorate the deceased Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, founding father of the United Arab Emirates.

1 Residences is a mixed-use development comprising 753 move-in ready units. Residents can enjoy a range of exceptional dining, leisure and entertainment facilities within the project, which also features two swimming pools, two state-of-the-art gymnasiums, a courtyard with podium, children’s play areas and barbecue pits, among many others. . .

News source: Dubai Press Office

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