The Atlantis, The Palm hotel in Dubai made of fuss of what (it claims), was the largest fireworks display in the world. Here’s more about the region’s track-record with the colorful entertainers.
November 25, 2008 5:40 by kippreport
While Atlantis is probably entering the records for the world’s largest fireworks display, Dubai made an attempt for the same record at the beginning of the year.
The emirate employed the services of New York-based fireworks specialists Grucci (the same one who organized the Atlantis display) to design and orchestrate the ‘world’s largest display of fireworks’ on New Year’s eve.
A piano concerto led the evening up to the countdown at midnight when fireworks from over 25 locations along the beachfront were launched up to 2,000ft. The display was themed as ‘love and peace’ and a colorful rainbow illuminated the city’s skyline.
“We want to make Dubai famous worldwide like it has never been before,” one of the organizers told reporters, adding that the city wants to break the record every year.