I don’t know how I feel about this idea. Self absorbed, maybe? Perhaps. To me, it is kinda weird. Here’s more from a story over at Yahoo:
Here’s a big idea: Writing your name in the sand so large that it can be seen from space. Of course, you’re much better position to carry off this sort of vanity project if you’re Hamad Bin Hamdan Al Ahyan, a super-rich Arab sheikh who is the president of the oil-rich United Arab Emirates. He also happens to own an island–an ideal canvas for what is essentially the world’s largest self-referential graffiti tag.
The letters were crafted by a crew who worked for weeks to create them. The inscription measures half a mile high and two miles long–and the letters are dug so deep that they form waterways. The writing won’t be immediately washed away, but even Hamad–whose fortune is only surpassed by his monarchial rival in the region, Saudi King Abdullah–can only defy the elements for so long.
Did we mention his name can be seen from outer space?