Maraya Concert Hall in Al Ula wins a Guinness World Record
The hall features around 9740 square metres of custom-designed mirror glass…
The Kingdom’s Maraya Concert Hall has just won a Guinness World Record for being the world’s largest mirror-clad building.
Located close to UNESCO Heritage site, Al-Hijr Archeological Site, the concert hall exterior is made up of around 9740 square metres of custom-designed mirror glass which reflects the beautiful desert region of Al Ula complete with jarring sandstone cliffs and rocks.
Constructed by The Royal Commission for Al Ula (RCU), the building which was completed in 2018 used cladding which was developed specifically for the project by Guardian Glass. It is because of this special glass that a beautiful mirage-like impression is created.
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Meaning ‘mirror’ when translated to English, the hall has already seen performances by major global stars such as Lionel Richie, Enrique Iglesias, and Andrea Bocelli – who called Al-‘Ula a ‘pristine archaeological paradise.’
A 90-second video was posted on the Guinness World Records YouTube page showing stunning views of the concert hall including aerial shots of the beautiful Al Ula desert.
If you haven’t been inside this mirrored building, the video takes you on a quick tour of its interiors showing off the concert hall that lies within.
The 500-seat hall’s unique design is sure to boost Saudi Arabia’s tourism efforts to create a new heritage hub in the Middle East following the declaration of Al Ula as among the UNESCO heritage sites in the world.