The Ministry of Artistic Affairs
Thursday, July 21, 2011
A big name in the desert ... Sheikh Hamad Bin Hamdan Al Nahyan's handywork

According to The Sun, Sheikh Hamad Bin Hamdan Al Nahyan's has carved his name in to the dessert so large that it can be seen from space.

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.

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

His fleet of more than 200 cars — including seven Mercedes 500 SELs painted in different colours of the rainbow — is housed in a custom-built pyramid.

His name is etched on to an island he owns called Al Futaisi.