Abu Dhabi, one of the richest cities in the world is well known for its ostentatious displays of wealth and also as a preferred destination for super rich Arab Sheiks. A salvo of exotic fireworks of the likes of comets, trails, volcanoes and shells marked the first seven minutes of the spectacular event. Thereafter it was followed by a synchronized 10 minute show where the flames from giant fire crackers extended up to a maximum length of 600 meters. Apparently a statement from the Emirate Palace was released which stated that the magnificent visual display would showcase the rich culture of Abu Dhabi in all its glory vision to a global audience. According to news reports the Emirates Palace’s intention of setting the world record for the costliest fireworks show ever conducted stemmed from the fact that unlike the neighboring metropolis of Dubai, Abu Dhabi never held any global record till that point of time. The mark set by the city on that spectacular night of December 2009 has not yet been surpassed.