Skip to main content
  1. News
  2. Top News

Dubai fireworks 2014 sets new Guinness World record on New Year’s Eve

See also

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.

Advertisement

News

  • Mt. Everest avalanche
    Disaster strikes Mt. Everest as at least 12 people were killed in an avalanche
    Video
    Watch Video
  • Most Earthlike planet discovered
    The Kepler telescope has discovered the most Earthlike, possibly habitable planet yet
    Space News
  • Easter crosses create debate
    Easter crosses spark a debate of separation of church and state in Ohio
    Headlines
  • Chelsea Clinton is preggers
    Former first daughter Chelsea Clinton is pregnant with her first child
    Headlines
  • Stanley Cup playoffs
    The battle for Lord Stanley's Cup is on, don't miss a minute of playoff action
    Sports
  • Ukraine discussed amongst U.S., E.U., Russia
    The U.S., E.U. and Russia agree on ways to diffuse the tension in Ukraine
    Video
    Watch Video

User login

Log in
Sign in with your email and password. Or reset your password.
Write for us
Interested in becoming an Examiner and sharing your experience and passion? We're always looking for quality writers. Find out more about Examiner.com and apply today!