Dubai: A Dubai resident hopes to set a new Guinness record by decorating his car with 33,000 UAE coins as a tribute to the country on its 40th National Day.

Tariq Javaid, a former Pakistani, who works in the UAE's automobile sector, used a 1998 Chevrolet Camaro car to 'express his love for the country he has resided in' since 1999, New channel reported.

Javaid said decorating the car took 3,000 hours to complete.

Apart from the 33,000 coins together weighing 160 kg, it took around 10 kg of glue to complete the task.

Javaid has documented every step of the decoration process, in preparation for his Guinness bid.

He glued the first coin on to the car Oct 15, 2010, while the last piece was pasted a week ago just ahead of the national day celebrations.

The National Day, celebrated Dec 2, marks the UAE's formal independence from Britain and the eventual unification of the seven emirates in 1971.

Many young mothers said they had lost their self-confidence. They felt 'uninterested' in their appearance or fashion and beauty.

A worrying 40 percent said they had 'forgotten who they were' before giving birth, a phenomenon the researchers dubbed 'mumnesia'.

'Mum and woman shouldn't exist separately -- every mum is both and they should be celebrated and nurtured. 'Me time' is hard but not impossible to find and a little goes a long way in helping us keep hold of the real me,' said Siobhan Freegard, co-founder of Netmums.