Kuwait this weekend staged the world's largest ever fireworks display, during an event celebrating the golden jubilee anniversary of its country's constitution.

A total of 77,282 fireworks were launched during the display with the total cost of the performance reportedly billed at an eye-watering $15million.

The display, which lasted for an hour, took place along the shoreline of Kuwait City and was watched by tens of thousands of people.

It marked 50 years to the day since the late Sheikh Abdullah al-Salem al-Sabah announced that Kuwait had become the first Arab state in the Gulf to create a constitution and a parliament.