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Billionaire sheikh carves his name in desert so big it can be seen from SPACE

By HARRY HAYDON The Sun 07/21/2011 21:38
Billionaire sheikh carves his name in desert so big it can be seen from SPACE - Abu Dhabi - weird - photo


A DESERT sheikh has carved out a big name for himself — by having his moniker etched in capital letters visible from space.



View from space ... mega-rich sheikh's name

 

Workmen scoured "HAMAD" into the sand on the orders of Abu Dhabi's Sheikh Hamad Bin Hamdan Al Nahyan.

The name is two miles across — with letters a kilometre high. It is so huge that the "H", the first "A" and part of the "M" have been made into waterways.

The mega-rich sheikh, 63 — a member of the ruling family of Abu Dhabi — in the oil-rich United Arab Emirates — boasts a £14billion fortune that is second only to the Saudi king's.


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