YouTubers tell millions of fans that they are expecting a boy with a light screen on the side of Burj Khalifa
In what could be the world’s largest gender reveal party ever, two YouTubers announced that they are expecting a boy in front of their millions of followers with an incredible light show on the Burj Khalifa side of Dubai.
Influencing couple Anas and Asala Marwah, known as ‘Anasala Family’ on YouTube, shared a video on their channel on Tuesday telling the story of those who traveled to Dubai with their friends and family for the occasion.
Typically, a gender reveal party includes something like a cake, pinata, confetti cannon, or a balloon, which reveals pink or blue when opened, giving the family a surprise when they learn the sex of the soon-to-be born baby.
But the Ansala family took the increasingly popular tradition to new heights.
Swirling lines sculpted the side of the world’s tallest building before the countdown began, building anticipation for the grand reveal
The revelation was met with cheers from everyone who watched, with the couple encouraging and hugging their loved ones
The couple watch as the massive light show starts to count down from ten, before finally lighting up bright blue with the words ‘It’s a boy’.
The 15-minute video culminates in the couple – who got married in 2017 – standing on a large balcony next to the world’s tallest building and holding Mila, their young daughter.
“My heart is pounding, I feel like it’s going to pop out of my chest and I’m feeling a lot more excited than I was on my wedding day,” said Asala, as she went to watch the show from a vantage point next to the Dubai Fountain.
“Whether it’s a boy or a girl, I love you so much and I hope you will watch this video in the future and know how much the Anasala family loves you,” he said.
The couple watch as the massive light show starts to count down from ten, before finally lighting up bright blue with the words ‘It’s a boy’ on the side of the building.
The couple – who have more than 7.5 million subscribers on YouTube – jump for joy, hug their loved ones, and wipe tears from their eyes.
‘I can’t express myself because of how happy I am. It’s hard to express our joy in words, ”Asala said when the revelation was made.
The Anasala family and their relatives and friends gathered on a viewing platform opposite the Burj Khalifa and watched the countdown
Prior to the reveal, the video shows the couple telling the story behind the light show.
They explain that they have no idea of the sex of their new baby and that the doctor gave the confirmation directly to their friend who handled the surprise.
“I’m doing my best to deliver content that no one has ever seen before,” Asala told the camera during the video as the family prepared for the reveal. “For me, doing this way is a very big thing.”
Since the video was uploaded, he has received over 15.5 million views and his followers received thousands of congratulations.
Some reports suggested the display cost the pair £ 74,000, but through the MailOnline, the pair said, ‘We have not paid any amount to any entity to make this happen. All that is said are rumors. ‘
Anas and Asala Marwah, pictured with their young daughter Mila (left), traveled to Dubai for the gender reveal of their upcoming baby and the light show on the side of the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa (right)
A family spokesperson said: ‘This was more than just a gender reveal, Anasala was trying to create content never seen before worldwide! That has been achieved. ‘
They said the video “exceeded expectations” and received 10 million views in the first 24 hours, with 1.2 million likes, and was trending worldwide.
The video was released under criticism from gender-disclosing parties after a California bombing involving an explosive device that started a wildfire that spread across 10,000 acres.
Blogger Jenna Karvunidis – the inventor of the gender disclosure party – took to social media Monday to call on people to stop the celebrations.
Her comments came after a smoke-generating pyrotechnic device used to announce whether an expectant mother is having a boy or a girl started the massive forest fire in El Dorado that is now ravaging part of the state.