July 20, 2011
Abu Dhabi’s Sheikh Carves Name In Sand
Abu Dhabi's Sheikh Hamad Bin Hamdan Al Nahyan carved out his name in desert grounds so big it is visible from space.
He ordered workmen to carve "HAMAD" into the sand of the large desert located in the United Arab Emirates, according to The SUn newspaper.The 63-year-old member of the ruling family of Abu Dhabi has a $22 billion fortune that is second only to the Saudi king's.
His name was etched on to an island he owns called Al Futaisi.
The name is two miles across and the letters are over a half-mile high.
The first two letters of the name are so large they have been made into waterways.