DUBAI – Home of the world’s tallest building, Dubai decided to welcome 2014 with an awesome fireworks display that broke Kuwait’s 77,282-firework display Guinness World record during its golden jubilee anniversary last year.
The previous record was surpassed by Dubai in the first minute of the display alone.
Guinness World Records adjudicators certified that the spectacular show in Dubai was undeniably a successful attempt at the world record for the largest ever fireworks display, featuring more than half a million fireworks, covering a distance of over 94 kilometers of the city’s seafront.
The displaoy creatively incorporated some of Dubai’s top landmarks such as: Palm Jumeirah, World Islands, the Burj Khalifa and Burj Al Arab.
The awesome spectacle’s finale of fireworks led to a creation of an artificial ‘sunrise’ along the seafront and with the highest fireworks soaring to over a kilometer high.
A hundred computers were used to synchronize the pyrotechnics with a choreographed musical soundtrack.
Planning the fireworks display covered ten months, with more than 200 expert technicians working 5,000 human-hours to ensure that the fireworks’ timing was accurate down to the millisecond.
With more than 500,000 fireworks used during the display on the New Year’s Eve that lasted a little over six minutes, Guinness adjudicators on hand confirmed that a new record had been set.
Alistair Richards, the Global President of Guinness World Records, traveled to Dubai from London to personally witness the fireworks display. He has this to say: “The scale of this record attempt is truly impressive and will ensure all eyes are on Dubai.”
Indeed, Dubai fireworks 2014 at the Burj Khalifa is the latest record-breaking fireworks display and the US firm Fireworks by Grucci is now tagged as the “biggest bang” in the history of pyrotechnics.
Watch the spectacular display of fireworks: