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Sparks will fly as Dubai plans record fireworks display

This New Year’s celebrations will see some 450,000 fireworks choreographed for six minutes across Dubai’s seafront

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This New Year’s celebrations will see some 450,000 fireworks choreographed for six minutes across Dubai’s seafront as the city aims to break the Guinness World Record for “largest fireworks display,” currently held by Kuwait.

The attempt will cover a distance of 99.4 kilometers of seafront, with the pyrotechnic display being able to be seen from vantage points across the city.

Kuwait’s 2012 record breaking display lasted for 64 minutes and stretched across five kilometers of seafront.

It was commissioned in celebration of the golden jubilee of Kuwait’s constitution and cost $15 million, reported Agence France-Press.

Dubai’s fireworks will be exclusively designed by U.S.-based Fireworks by Grucci, the same firm which designed the fireworks that celebrated Dubai winning the right to host Expo 2020 on Nov. 27.

The company also produced the fireworks show at seven consecutive U.S. presidential inaugurations and the Olympic Games in Beijing.

“The celebrations will mark the end of a momentous year for Dubai - a year which we will reflect on with pride and has laid the groundwork for a prosperous future,” said Helal Saeed al- Merri, director general of Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing.