Dubai New Year fireworks display beats world record

Published:  2 Jan at 6 PM
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Tagged: Dubai, UAE
Dubai’s astonishing New Year fireworks display achieved what its designers promised and beat the standing Guinness World Record.

The start of the world’s largest fireworks display saw more than 100,000 fireworks light the sky in the first minute of the spectacle. The amazing number beat out the previous holder, Kuwait, which only managed to ignite 77,282 during its 2012 display.

Dubai’s entire Palm Island and World Island show lasted only six minutes, but was spread over a dazzled 94kms of the emirate’s shoreline and followed displays at the Burj Khalifa and Burj al Arab. The main display missed its midnight deadline, beginning some 20 minutes after the New Year came in due to the operators not receiving the necessary security clearance as expected.

Officials from the Guinness Book of Records were in attendance and soon proclaimed the first minute of the display a record-beater. However, the huge crowd of locals and expats were disappointed on two counts when the eagerly awaited flying falcon and massive UAE flag didn’t materialise, again for lack of security clearance in the special effects areas.

The huge display took nine months of work by technicians and involved 100 computers set up on the man-made islands, giving the emirate the edge over the rest of the world’s efforts. Grucci’s CEO told reporters he was happy they’d beaten the record, but sad the two special effects hadn’t been able to be used.
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Storage System In Uae wrote 10 years ago:

Wow, I wish congratulate to dubai for outstanding Guinness World Record. I too saw fireworks light the sky in the first minute of the spectacle that was really amazing scenario.

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