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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


In March this year, at least two people were killed when a massive fire engulfed a fireworks warehouse in Dubai. The explosion in the Al Quoz area sent a cloud of thick, black smoke into the sky.

According to officials, the fire, which started in a warehouse that stored fireworks illegally, spread to more than 80 warehouses that stocked a variety of goods, ranging from electrical equipment, clothes, plastic toys and food.

Police arrested the owner of the warehouse, and the Dubai Customs clarified that the fireworks that detonated did not pass through any of Dubai’s ports.

The losses were estimated at around $200 million.


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