Dubai fireworks 2014 extravaganza set a new record this New Year’s Eve, according to a Dec. 31 CNN report. Dubai kept its reputation for excess and pulled scored a world record for the biggest fireworks display near the tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa.
Yahoo News Canada reports that the Dubai skyline lit up for the epic half hour show engulfing the Persian Gulf city in shimmering lights.
According to CNN, the Dubai fireworks for 2014 went all out, with shimmering lights covering over 400 parts the Dubai shoreline. The city met its goal of getting into the Guinness Book of World Records, where one staffer called it the largest ever.
The Economic Times reports that the event took ten months to plan, and that over 500,000 fireworks were used for the New Year’s Eve display lasting approximately six minutes. The display covered a distance of over 9 kilometers of the city area, incorporating top landmarks like the Palm Jumeirah, World Islands, Burj Al Arab, in addition to the Burj Khalifa , Guinness said.