Egypt sets new Guinness World Record for ‘longest line of tables’
Photo by Sherif Salah, highlights the line of tables along the coastline of Alexandria – Photo courtesy of Guinness World Records Facebook page.
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CAIRO: The Radioactive Team; a group of young people in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria has set a new world record for longest line of tables, the Guinness World Records officially announced Thursday on its Facebook page.

“A new record for the longest line of tables was set in Alexandria, Egypt recently, measuring an incredible 4,303 meters (14,117 ft 5.11 in), by event organizers Radioactive, 3,106 tables were set along the coast of the city,” read the Facebook post.

The tables extended from Alexandria’s Stanley to San Stefano districts last Friday. The event was sponsored by the Egyptian Businessmen Association, The Chamber of Commerce of Alexandria, as well as a big number of meat and fish restaurants, Youm7 quoted Alexandria Governor Hany el-Meseery as saying.

Photo by Sherif Salah, highlights the line of tables along the coastline of Alexandria – Photo courtesy of Guinness World Records Facebook page.

Photo by Sherif Salah, highlights the line of tables along the coastline of Alexandria – Photo courtesy of Guinness World Records Facebook page.

 The tables set along the corniche of Egypt’s Mediterranean city of Alexandria are called ‘Moa’ed el-Rahman’ or (Tables of Merciful.) These tables offer free food for people as Iftar (meal to break fasting ;) they are part of a tradition that takes place during the holy month of Ramadan, during which Muslims fast from dawn to dusk.

The Radioactive Team, a group of young Egyptian people, contacted several restaurants, governmental and private institutions who partook in the unprecedented event.

The 3.4 Kilometer table was set from Alexandria’s Stanley to San Stefano districts, and was sponsored by the Egyptian Businessmen Association, The Chamber of Commerce of Alexandria.

Longest line of tables in Alexandria - Photo courtesy of Guinness World Records

Longest line of tables in Alexandria – Photo courtesy of Guinness World Records

 

Before the event, Alexandria Governor Hany el-Meseery said that the goal of the table is to “restore the honorable tourist side of Alexandria,” adding the event will be repeated in the most impoverished villages in Alexandria throughout the holy month.

In 2013, United Arab Emirates’ Sharjah broke Guinness record with the longest Iftar table measured 1.003-Kilometer long with 410 tables and seats for 2000 people. The UAE event was also recognized by the Guinness Records for its longest table cloth that measured 1,763 Kilometer in length.

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