Abu Dhabi and the rest of the United Arab Emirates has had a booming economy in recent history that has created a rich society which is headed by an increasingly wealthy royal family.
With so much wealth at his disposal, Sheikh Hamad Bin Hamdan Al Nahyan or 'The Rainbow Sheikh', a member of the UAE royal family in Abu Dhabi, had a huge carving of his name, 'HAMAD', dug into a section of a private island that he owns.
The humongous carving in the sands of Futaisi Island measures in at a whopping 2 miles long and 1000 meters high. It is even visible from space and can be viewed at the coordinates: 24°20'41.06"N 54°19'31.19"E.
Sheikh Hamad has a taste for doing things on a large scale. He has one of the largest car collections in the world, the world's largest truck, the world's largest caravan, and even the world's largest motorised model jeep - amongst other things.