Emarati Designer Lamya Abedin Showcases
40-meter-long Abaya on Burj Al Arab Helipad
Abaya entirely made of UAE flags was designed to celebrate UAE 40th National Day
Dubai, November 29 2011 – To mark the UAE's 40th National Day celebrations, the helipad of Burj Al Arab was the site that saw Emarati designer Lamya Abedin, showcase a 40-meter-long abaya made exclusively from 40 UAE flags.
The abaya, which took months to sew and is one of the longest abayas ever made, was worn by the designer herself and displayed from Burj Al Arab's helipad, rising 280 meters above sea level. The event was photographed by Nabila Abbas, one of the region's leading photographic talent, onboard a helicopter provided by SkyDive Dubai, the UAE's state-of-the-art sky dive centre, who also provided the logistical support for the event.
Abedin said: "The UAE has left its mark on the world map and has set examples for others to follow with its cosmopolitan, multicultural society where all races, nationalities, and religions live in peace and harmony. This year, we all celebrate 40 years since the start of our nation and this is our way of taking part in marking this momentous occasion."