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Dubai smashes fireworks display record

It’s official, not only did Dubai succeed in breaking the world record for the world’s ‘Largest Fireworks Display’, the emirate managed to smash it by firing a staggering 479,651 shells into the New Year’s Eve sky i

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Dubai blasts old fireworks display record

Dubai ushered in the New Year by blasting away the old Guinness world record for largest fireworks display held by neighbouring state Kuwait with a six-minute specatcular 'light and sound' show. Though the show lasted for

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Stranded Antarctica crew set for New Year party

Passengers and crew aboard a Russian ship trapped for eight days in ice off Antarctica planned to ring in the New Year with dinner, drinks and song as they waited for a break in a blizzard to allow a Chinese helicopter to rescue them.

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World ushers in 2014 with fireworks, festivities

From Sydney to Dubai, revelers welcomed 2014 with extravagant fireworks displays, while London celebrated by spraying clouds of fruit-flavored mist and San Francisco and Seattle planned large outdoor festivities. At midnight in Sy

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Dubai eyes new record with grand fireworks display

Dubai’s skies will come alive tonight (December 31) with a six-minute fireworks display choreographed across the whole of The Palm Jumeirah and the islands of The World as the emirate bids for another world record. The '

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Bahrain gears up to welcome New Year

Bahrain is geared up to host partygoers tonight (December 31) with a series of events to celebrate New Year's Eve, a report said. One of the biggest parties this evening will be held at Ibrida, which will host Snap at Ramee Gr

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Emaar plans big fireworks for New Year

Dubai’s Emaar Properties, a major developer, is planning spectacular fireworks display at Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, as part of its New Year’s Eve Gala. Hosting over 1.7 million visitors from aro

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Hard times weigh heavily on Iranian New Year

  These should be prosperous days for Ali Pasha, who owns a tourism company in Dubai that arranges holidays for those seeking a break in the sunny Gulf emirate.   The Iranian New Year on Wednesday,

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Dazzling start to new year at Downtown Dubai

The New Year’s Eve Gala in Downtown Dubai, the most prestigious square kilometre on earth, set a key milestone as one of the world’s most attended single events, attracting over one million people from across the globe, with a 35-min

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New year, old demons - hopes and despair

  Out with the old, in with the new has a fine New Year's ring to it. Unfortunately, the saying does not apply to the global economy: the uncertainty over US fiscal policy that dominated the last weeks of 2012 is far from goi

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