Largest fireworks display-world record set by Dubai
[Jan 1]DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (UPI) -- Organizers of New Year's
festivities in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, said the aim of their
New Year's fireworks display was to set a world record for the
largest fireworks display. Photo:
The New Year was rung in in extravagant fashion in Dubai, with a
spectacular 15 minute long firework display which lit up the Burj
Photo by Prasad Nair/Gulf News
the fireworks company that created displays at the 1984 Summer Olympics
in Los Angeles and the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, was
hired by organizers to create the
world's largest fireworks display -- reaching as high as
1,000 feet, al-Arabiya reported Monday.
"We want to make Dubai famous worldwide like it has
never been before," one of the organizers said. He said the city
wants to break the record every year from now on.
However, he said the record was not the only goal of
the fireworks. "We also want to create a piece of art in the Dubai
skies," he said.
About 1 million people had been expected to attend
festivities in Dubai.