Several videos were shared on Instagram and Twitter showing fireballs streaking through the skies above Dubai.
Dubai residents were amazed by mysterious objects flying across the skies some days ago with social media abuzz with questions such as “What was it?
Well, now we can reveal that the mysterious objects which some called meteorites were actually skydivers with flares in pursuit of a Guinness World Record.
The Dubai Media Office said on Thursday, “Reflecting extraordinary and innovative pursuit of excellence in sports, Skydive Dubai set another Guinness World Record for the highest Altitude Skydiving Fireworks Display at 5,150 metres.
"Over the last few weeks, highly-skilled skydivers shot across Dubai’s night sky enthralling onlookers with scintillating pyrotechnic skydiving displays."
In the past week, several videos were shared on Instagram and Twitter showing fireballs streaking through the skies above Dubai.
These supposed "fireballs" were highly skilled skydivers dropped from a plane with flares.
The spectacle was a talk of the town with inquisitive residents asking what it was. But some said "Dubai never fails to amaze us. It must be something special."
Public figure and radio jockey Kris Fade also questioned, “Is this a meteor shower or something else?” But later confirmed, “Sorry guys, these were skydivers, with flares on. We saw the plane drop them off…friends of my husband. They are amazing 🙌”
Oh by the way, Dubai is not new to setting world records.
It currently holds 339 world records, from the world’s tallest building to the world's largest airport terminal to the greatest number of diamonds on a perfume bottle and more in between.
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