World Amazing Stuff: Dubai attempts for world's largest fireworks display

Dubai attempts for world's largest fireworks display

On 31 December night, the skyline of Dubai will be lit up with a host of impressive fireworks displays which promise to place the city as one of the world’s premier locations in which to mark the end of 2013. The Palm Jumeirah, the World Islands, Burj Khalifa and Dubai Festival city will put off joint fireworks tonight, celebrating a landmark year of 2013 for the country that won the rights to host the World Expo 2020.

The staggering display of fireworks will include a world record attempt that will see 400,000 shots fired in the sky from 400 locations on the Palm Island and the islands of The World.
It will just take 60 seconds and it will be spread across an area of 100km. moreover 200 pyro technicians in Dubai to break the world record for the largest fireworks display.

The display will include never seen before elements like a 225m wide and 130m high UAE flag, conjured through fireworks and special effects that will adorn the Dubai sky. The flag will be another world record attempt for the largest pyrotechnic flag ever.

The six minute pyrotechnics, synchronized to breathtaking music, will culminate in the final salvo of fireworks that will conjure up a “Sunrise” scene, lighting up the skies for around 10km.

The show will be breaking the current Guinness World Record for the largest fireworks display by Kuwait, with 77,282 shots of fireworks spread across 5km and for 64 minutes.

Though the Dubai show will last for only six minutes, but it will be spread across an area of 100km.