World Amazing Stuff: World’s Largest Fireworks Display in Dubai

World’s Largest Fireworks Display in Dubai

Dubai’s New Year’s Eve fireworks show has officially been confirmed by Guinness World Record, with the governing body counting 479,651 shells successfully released in the six-minute show. GWR has confirmed on Monday 13/01/2013 that Dubai has achieved a Guinness World Record title for the largest fireworks display.

Within the first 60 seconds, Dubai has fired enough shells to break the previous record, an hour long show of 77,282 fireworks displayed by Kuwait in November 2012. About 80,000 shells were fired in the mega show each minute and 1,332 fireworks a second.

Adjudicators for Guinness have been scouring the sites around the Palm and World Islands in the emirate trying to physically count and verify the final numbers for the record attempt, which had been 10 months in planning with 5,000 man hours to pull it off.

The show was spread over 95km of seafront with a team of more than 1,000 experts and 200 pyrotechnicians from the UAE and abroad.

The event marked the end of the year 2013 and which had seen Dubai awarded to host World Expo 2020.