Dubai’s New Year’s Eve fireworks has officially been confirmed a Guinness World Record, with the governing body counting 479,651 shells successfully released in the six-minute show
Within the first 60 seconds, Dubai fired enough shells to break the previous record, a
About 80,000 shells were fired in the mega show each minute and 1,332 fireworks a second.
Adjudicators for Guinness have been scouring the sites around the Palm and World Islands in the emirate trying to physically count and verify the final numbers for the record attempt, which had been
Talal Omar, a Guinness adjudicator, said: “This is an iconic record title that has been challenged and broken on a phenomenal scale by Dubai. I am pleased to confirm that Dubai has achieved a Guinness World Record title for the largest fireworks display.”
The show was spread over 95 kilometres of seafront with a team of more than 1,000 experts and 200 pyrotechnicians from the UAE and abroad.