The Prince Who Liked His Name So Much He Carved It Into an Island
In July, Sheikh Hamad bin Hamdan Al Nahyan,
a member of Abu Dhabi’s ruling family, tattooed the earth with his first name. Visible from space, HAMAD
is now gouged into Al Futaisi, an island he owns in the United Arab Emirates. Hamad opted for letters that were over half a mile tall. Ensuring his name would exist in perpetuity, he designed the carving as a system
of waterways filled by the tide.