The General Authority of Islamic Affairs and Endowments (Awqaf) has entered the Guinness World Records for creating the largest donation box in the world.
The money box is a replica of the donation box the authority uses to collect donations.
"Awqaf created the idea in cooperation with our strategic partners to provide an innovative way of collecting contributions from donors, businessmen, institutions and agencies in support of the good deeds performed during the month of Ramadan,” said Dr Mohammed Matar Al Kaabi, head of General Authority of Islamic Affairs and Endowments.
The money box has been designed to reflect the traditional style of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), occupying a total of 156 square metres.
It was first revealed in Yas Mall's Town Square on Saturday at an event hosted by Aldar Properties P.J.S.C in partnership with the General Authority for Islamic Affairs. The box will be on display at Yas Mall till July 6 in the Town Square.
Muhammad Khalifa Al Mubarak, CEO of Aldar Properties, said: "We are very pleased to host the world's largest money box at Yas Mall, especially since this is the first year the mall is open for Ramadan. This celebration reflects the committed relationship between Aldar and the General Authority of Islamic Affairs & Endowments representatives.”