Dubai celebrated the New Year by lighting the sky with 400,000 fireworks from over 400 different parts of its shoreline. Over 100 kilometers, from the Palm Jumeriah to The World, were illuminated by the spectacular display.
The Guinness World Records staff later labeled it the largest fireworks display ever. The show blew away Kuwait's world record of 77,000 fireworks over 64 minutes.
Not a surprise really as Dubai is already well known for its glitz, glamour and over-the-top achievements.