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Dubai New Year’s Celebration Sets Record for Largest Fireworks Display

Photo by Stringer/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images(DUBAI, United Arab Emirates) -- Dubai isn't exactly known for its subtlety. The flashy city in the United Arab Emirates likes to go big. Really big. Record-breaking big.

On Tuesday, the city broke the world record for the largest ever fireworks display, according to Guinness World Records, which was on-hand to confirm it.

The extravaganza took 10 months of planning and more than half a million fireworks were used during the show, which lasted about six minutes. It incorporated some of Dubai's landmarks and covered a distance of about 62 miles of the city's seafront.

Now that's setting the bar high for the new year.

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