Dubai New Year’s 2014 Fireworks Break Guinness World Record

NEW YORK | Wednesday, January 1st, 2014 7:09am EDT

Dubai New Year’s 2014 Fireworks Break Guinness World Record

Dubai shattered the Guinness World Record for the largest ever pyrotechnic display on New Year’s Eve with a show involving more than half a million fireworks, Guinness World Record officials confirmed on Wednesday.

“Ten months in planning, over 500,000 fireworks were used during the display which lasted around six minutes, with Guinness World Records adjudicators on hand to confirm that a new record had been set,” the Guinness website said.

Dr Ahmad Belhoul, chief executive of Strategy and Tourism Sector Development at Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing, said the event marked “the end of a momentous year for Dubai in which the undeniable highlight was the UAE’s winning bid to host World Expo 2020”.

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