Revealed: Dubai's world record NYE fireworks plan

Organisers say 450,000 fireworks will light up the city as Dubai celebrates successful year
Revealed: Dubai's world record NYE fireworks plan
By Andy Sambidge
Tue 10 Dec 2013 02:54 PM

Organisers have announced more details about the fireworks spectacular that will bring in the New Year in Dubai.

The festivities will centre around the iconic landmarks of the city including Burj Khalifa, Burj Al Arab, The Palm Jumeirah and Atlantis the Palm.

The show will start with an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the Largest Fireworks Display, a six-minute spectacular choreographed across the whole of The Palm Jumeirah and the islands of The World.

The record breaking attempt will cover a distance of over 99.4km of seafront and feature 450,000 fireworks and a series of scenes designed exclusively for the show and set to a musical soundtrack.

Gruccihas been commissioned to put in place the pyrotechnic designs for the world-record attempt. The current record is held by Kuwait for a display of 77,282 fireworks.

Visible from vantage points across Dubai, all hotels on The Palm Jumeirah will be hosting parties and events to celebrate their involvement in the world record attempt, a statement said.

As the world record attempt concludes, a 15 minute display covering a 1km stretch of the Jumeirah beach will begin, the statement added. 

Organisers added that as the world-record attempt is taking place, residents and visitors in Downtown Dubai  will be able to enjoy fireworks cascading down Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest tower.

Helal Saeed Almarri, director general of Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM), said: “The celebrations will mark the end of a momentous year for Dubai – a year which we will reflect on with pride and has laid the groundwork for a prosperous future.

"The highlight was winning the bid to host World Expo 2020, an event which will provide a unique platform on which to communicate the remarkable story of a young city and nation and allow us to positively shape global perceptions of the Arabian Gulf as a destination for both business and leisure.

“We look forward to a memorable night and to residents and visitors coming together to celebrate our Emirate.”

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