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New Year’s celebrations from Burj Khalifa – Dubai

DUBAI (AFP) – Dubai kicked off New Year with a dazzling bid for a new world record to cap those the Gulf city state already holds for its mammoth property developments.

The glittering fireworks display spanned over 100 kilometres of the Dubai coast, which boasts an archipelago of man-made islands and Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest tower.

Emitari officials were hoping the pyrotechnics would land them the Guinness World Record, beating nearby Kuwait which currently hold the mark, set in 2011, with an epic hour-long show of 77,282 fireworks.

The main displays were based at the luxurious Atlantis hotel and at Palm Jumeirah, one of three palm-shaped islands.

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