On Nov 20 2008 The Atlantis The Palm Hotel
in Dubai was inaugurated with a party which medias has named the Largest Party ever.
"There was no evidence of the global financial crisis as tycoons and celebrities streamed into Dubai last night for the worlds most expensive private party.
Having spent £1 billion, the owners of the Atlantis hotel, which they hope will become the new symbol of excess in a region already replete with towering statements of wealth, splashed out £13.5 million on its opening."
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The Atlantis Palm Dubai is an $1.5 billion investment which is built on the artificial island The Palm Jumeira.
The Palm Jumeira is the first of the islands which will become the worlds largest man-made islands.
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The party was attended by more than 2000 celebrities from all the world. Among the many guests was: Sir Richard Branson and Gopi Hinduja , actors and singers such as Robert De Niro, Denzel Washington, Charlize Theron, Lindsay Lohan, Janet Jackson, Petra Nemcova. The Duchess of York, Michael Jordan, Boris Becker, Bipasha Basu, Dame Shirley Bassey and Mischa Barton. Celebraties from Bollywood (Indian Cienema) Rani Mukherjee, John Abraham, Preity Zinta, Malika Sherawat, Ghori (Wife of Shahrukh Khan).
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For the final illumination and fireworks H.H. Shaikh Maktoum Bin Mohammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai with his brother H.H. Shaikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum arrived. They are the sons of Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai. They watched the fireworks with Sol Kerzner, Chairman of Kerzner International and Mohammed bin Sulaiman, Chairman of Nakheel. (Developer of The Palm Jumeirah, Dubai).
The performers was Australian Kylie Minogue, Lebanese singer Nawal El Zoghby and Bollywood bombshell Priyanka Chopra.
The LIght and laser illumination was designed by Marie-Jeanne Gauthé, creative director for Jean Michel Jarre, in Paris.
The final fireworks said to be the largest ever in the world was designed and created by Grucci, who designed the fireworks for the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics.
And the event was planned and created by leading celebrity party-planner Colin Cowie.