The word 'HAMAD' measures 1,000 metres high and is a staggering two miles long from the 'H' to the 'D' on the Al Futaisi island.
rather than allow the writing to be washed away by the ocean, the
letters actually form waterways that absorb the encroaching tide.The
ruler's name is even visible on Google's map service.
Hamad dreamed up the idea and had his
workmen toil for weeks to craft the enormous piece of sand graffiti. It
is not known how much it cost to make.
However, the sheikh boasts a personal fortune second only to the Saudi king's.
Hamad, also known as the 'Rainbow Sheikh', is a member of the Abu Dhabi Ruling Family.
is understood to have some 200 cars including seven Mercedes 500 SELs
painted in different colours of the rainbow which he stores in a giant
The Arab sheikh
has a taste for doing things on a large scale. He built the world's
largest truck - eight times the size of the Dodge Power Wagon, with
four bedrooms inside the cabin.
Hamad constructed a motor home in the shape of a giant globe which is exactly 1 millionth the size of the actual earth.
his lavish displays of wealth he has become a well-known philanthropist
in medicine and supplied a complete kidney stone operating theatre to a
public hospital in Morocco where he continues to fund its staff.
Anything's possible: Hamad, 63, ordered workers to write his giant name in the sand