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Dubai breaks fireworks world record welcoming 2014

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With the record growth of tourism in the past year, Dubai welcomed the New Year in with a Guinness Book of World Record for the largest firework display according to BTN yesterday. It took over 200 technicians’, 100 computers and 5,000 man hours to set up the world record attempt. In the end, more than one million people watched it on the ground and many more on television.

Dubai’s record breaking firework show

Watch the video above to see some of this spectacular event of over 500,000 fireworks choreographed to a musical soundtrack; and set off from 400 different locations along the coastline.

Dubai blows more than 400,000 more than last record

According to Guinness World Records, the event took 10 months to plan, lasted six minutes and covered 61.6 miles. The last record was set in 2012 by Kuwait’s golden jubilee anniversary (77,282 fireworks). Guinness reported that, “Dubai’s attempt broke that (Kuwait) benchmark by some margin, with enough fireworks launched within the first minute of the display alone to surpass the previous record.”

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