Dubai’s fireworks to greet 2014 were a dazzling pyrotechnic display that made it to the annals of the Guinness Book. CNN on Tuesday reports that over 400,000 fireworks were exploded in a riot of color and brightness in Dubai, located in the United Arab Emirates on the southeast coast of the Persian Gulf.
Dubai’s Burj Khalifa, the tallest man-made structure in the world at 2,722 feet, was in full display last night, serving as the launching ground for a stunning exhibit of light that lit up the night like never before.
Kuwait previously held the record for most firework detonations, but their mark of 77,000 was broken by a wide margin by Dubai and its people to usher in the new year.
The 30-minute show spanned over 60 miles of Dubai’s waterfront, with the Burj Khalifa serving as the grand finale. The show included a 6-minute display on the city’s man-made, palm-shaped island, with separate parts of the island’s “trunk” and “fronds” shimmering in radiant light.
Fireworks throughout the night formed a flying falcon, a sunrise and the United Arab Emirates flag.