A United Arab Emirates man said it took him 3,000 hours to coat his 1998 Chevrolet Camaro in 33,000 of the country's coins.

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Tariq Javaid, a Pakistan native who has lived in Dubai since 1999, said he began gluing the coins to the car Oct. 15, 2010, and attached the last piece of currency last week so the car would be completed in time for National Day celebrations Dec. 2, Gulf News reported Thursday.

"I requested my friend who works in a bank to arrange for the coins. All the coins used in this car are brand new," Javaid said.

Javaid, who used all denominations of coins for the car, which he dubbed "Pride of the Emirates," said he hopes his feat makes it into the Guinness Book of World Records.

The coins are worth approximately $5,700, The Gulf Today reported Thursday.