Dubai, United Arab Emirates – The entire Palm Jumeirah island and its flagship resort Atlantis, The Palm, were lit up in a spectacular fireworks display marking the official launch of the new luxury resort area. Pop star
Kylie Minogue, made her Middle East debut with an exclusive performance alongside Middle-Eastern pop sensation, Nawal and Bollywood star, Priyanka Chopra.
The highly-anticipated party was hosted by international hotelier Sol Kerzner, Chairman of Kerzner International and H.E Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Executive Chairman of Nakheel, the developers and operators of Atlantis, The Palm.
The fireworks display, designed and created by international pyrotechnics expert,
Grucci, stretched across the full 323 miles of Palm Jumeirah, lighting up the entire island and Atlantis resort, creating a display visible from space. Custom-made shells had been shipped in from across the globe, creating a light spectacle, set off from over 716 firing locations around the island including 400 balconies at the resort.
“From the beginning, I have been working with my team to create places where people can escape their everyday lives. Atlantis, The Palm is the realization of a vision we shared with our partners at Nakheel. Tonight was a landmark event for us both and I thank my worldwide guests for coming to be a part of this occasion,” said Sol Kerzner, Chairman and CEO, Kerzner International.