Atlantis fireworks display seeks place in Guinness Book

The Atlantis launch party fireworks programme is set to be entered into the Guinness Book of World Records, Grucci's of New York, the firework's organiser, has confirmed.

  • At least 100,000 fireworks were used in the spectacular display. Image Credit:AP
  • The fireworks were part of the $20 million party to mark the official opening of the Palm Atlantis Hotel. Image Credit:Megan Hirons/Gulf News
  • Guests were treated to a spectacular light show as well. Image Credit:Megan Hirons/Gulf News
  • he fireworks display was certainly a feast for the eyes for residents and A-listers alike. Image Credit:Megan Hirons/Gulf News
  • The display could be seen for miles and was three times bigger than the one at the Beijing Olympics. Image Credit:AP
  • The display lasted for around 15 minutes and could apparently be seen from space. Image Credit:Megan Hirons/Gulf News
  • Fireworks were spread out across the whole of the Palm Jumeirah. Image Credit:Hadrian Hernandez/Gulf News
  • Palm Jumeirah residents were told to return home by 4pm to avoid traffic during the oficial launch party. Image Credit:Megan Hirons/Gulf News
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Dubai: The Atlantis launch party fireworks programme is set to be entered into the Guinness Book of World Records, Grucci's of New York, the firework's organiser, has confirmed.

"The process for the world record is very lengthy. We applied for it way back in May and part of the requirement is to document before and afterwards," said Philip Butler, a family member of Grucci's of New York.

"The budget for Atlantis was $3 million, which is also a world record — supporting information for the Guinness ‘largest fireworks display' category is also the budget. No one has ever spent $3 million even in Beijing, which was over 17 days," Butler said, referring to the recent Summer Olympics.

The programme included firing positions from 226 floating pontoons across 46 kilometres of water on the Palm fronds, 40 locations along the 5.5-kilometre monorail on the Palm's trunk and positions on 400 balconies on the south facade and rooftop surfaces of Atlantis.

"It was easily six times the size of the Beijing Olympics: the fireworks there were in and around 2,000 feet of the Bird's Nest, while here it covered the entire Palm Jumeirah," Butler said.