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Atlantis, The Palm Hosts Front Row Seats to the Largest Fireworks Display Ever, Breaking the World Record!
Associated Press
2014-01-01 09:01 AM

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 31, 2013--Dubai has broken the world record for the biggest fireworks display ever with Atlantis, The Palm hosting front row seats to the greatest celebration on earth! Bigger and brighter than the previous world record held by Kuwait for the 50 th anniversary of it's constitution, thousands of guests at Atlantis, experienced a part of history last night, watching the spectacular fireworks extravaganza from Dubai's leading entertainment resort.

Sandance with spectacular record breaking fireworks (Photo: Business Wire)

An unprecedented light show mesmerised guests from across the globe, as Dubai secured the UAE's 132 nd World Record, with 1200 shells exploding into the midnight sky, per second, over a course of 6 minutes. Well over 400,000 shells were released to beautifully orchestrated music, beating the previous world record of 77,000 fireworks.

An incredible line up of stars entertained thousands of revellers at the popular Sandance music festival, including Swedish House Mafia's DJ Axwell , Emeli Sande and Paul Oakenfold.

Glamorous diners at the Gala Dinner enjoyed an elegant outdoor dining experience and live entertainment on a 1.4 kilometre beach setting with The Palm as a back drop.

Atlantis' reputation for hosting some of the world's most memorable celebrations is an attraction for international visitors. "Staying at Atlantis is an incredible once-in-a-lifetime experience during New Year. This year Atlantis, The Palm was part of the biggest fireworks show in the world, twice as big as the grand opening! Along with front row seats to this magnificent event, guests were blown away by our experiences, securing Atlantis' position as the leading entertainment resort in Dubai," commented Serge Zaalof, President and Managing Director of Atlantis, The Palm.

For further information about Atlantis please call +971 4 426 1000, or visit atlantisthepalm.com.

About Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai

Atlantis, The Palm is the first entertainment resort destination in the region and located at the centre of the crescent of The Palm in Dubai. Opened in September 2008, the unique ocean-themed resort features a variety of marine and entertainment attractions, as well as 17 hectares of waterscape amusement at Aquaventure Waterpark, all within a 46 hectare site. Atlantis, The Palm is also known as the culinary destination in the region with a collection of world-renowned restaurants including Nobu and Ronda Locatelli.

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PUB: 12/31/2013 06:57 PM/DISC: 12/31/2013 06:57 PM

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