Two Sri Lankans were amongst the hundreds of Emirates Group employees that descended on the Dubai desert this week to successfully set a new Guinness World Records title for the Most nationalities in a yoga lesson.
The event, designed to kick-start the new year with a unique wellness initiative, saw participants from 144 different nationalities take on the challenge at sunset.
The initiative showcased the rich diversity within the Emirates Group, which boasts a workforce of more than 110,000 employees. Beyond the UAE and wider Middle East, some of the farthest-reaching countries represented at the event included Chile, Peru, Mexico, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Honduras, Mongolia, Tonga, and The Bahamas.
Located at the expansive Al Lisaili Camp, managed by Emirates Group brand Arabian Adventures, the event brought the world record attempt to the desert for the first time, offering a unique opportunity for participants.
The previous record was achieved in 2023 in New York City on the lawn of the United Nations headquarters, with 135 different nationalities.
Oliver Grohmann, Senior Vice President Human Resources at Emirates Group, commented: “Today we are celebrating the diversity of the Emirates Group. Dubai is a sought-after destination renowned globally for its appeal as a place to live, work and invest, and we are proud to represent a home-grown company that’s truly multinational.