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VIDEO: Dubai sets fireworks record to ring in 2014

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DUBAI, UAE (WWBT) -

2014 started off with a bang in Dubai as the emirate set a new record for fireworks to ring in the new year.

Around half a million fireworks exploded in the air above Dubai, shattering the previous world record set in Kuwait of just over 75,000 fireworks. 

Click here to watch the video on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZhT3UPFVv4

The massive display went on for six minutes, as explosions burst from the Burj Khalifa and 400 surrounding properties, including 62 miles of waterfront.

It took 100 computers to synchronize the extravaganza, which was set to music. A US-based company, Fireworks by Grucci, sent 200 technicians to work on the display.

The price tag for the event came in at around $6 million.

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