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New Year fireworks: Dubai goes for world record

Display over The Palm and World Islands to last over an hour in attempt to beat record held by Kuwait

  • By Shveta Pathak, Staff Reporter
  • Published: 19:32 December 4, 2013
  • XPRESS

  • Image Credit: Abdel-Krim Kallouche/Xpress
  • Man of records: Talal Omar

Dubai: This New Year Dubai residents may witness the world’s largest fireworks display.

The magnificent display to take place at World Islands and The Palm attempts to break the previous record by Kuwait marking the 50th anniversary of its constitution in November 2012.

That display used 77,282 fireworks and stretched over five kilometres lasting one hour and four minutes.

“We are waiting for Dubai to break the record. With this, it becomes an international destination for celebration,” said Talal Omar, country manager, Middle East and North Africa, Guinness World Records Limited.

The UAE holds 131 world records, most being set in Dubai. “Applications for fresh records are pouring in every day,” Omar told XPRESS.

Omar says the drive for records shows a desire to achieve. “Dubai is a rapidly evolving market. It is fascinating to note the passion people have for achievements”.

Comments (5)

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  1. Added 09:29 December 5, 2013

    I am one of the thousands of people who used to gather around or near either Burj Al Arab or Burj Khalifa wherever I would get a parking just to watch the magnificent and spectacular display of fireworks every NYE celebration. I am an avid fan of fireworks display.

    Paul Tayao, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

  2. Added 07:24 December 5, 2013

    Excited to see the event..

    Firos, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

  3. Added 00:24 December 5, 2013

    It's an innovative idea. Good luck 2014.

    Kazi, Dubai, Bangladesh, United Arab Emirates

  4. Added 23:44 December 4, 2013

    Sounds good and it would be amazing to see but what about pollution?

    Shane, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

  5. Added 19:55 December 4, 2013

    I love this place...

    amjad, dubai, United Arab Emirates

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