'Disgusting': Dubai influencers slammed for extravagant $130,000 gender reveal

The couple have been slammed for their 'ridiculous' gender reveal.
The couple have been slammed for their 'ridiculous' gender reveal. Photo: YouTube

A couple from Dubai have taken gender reveal parties to new a height - namely, to the top of the world's tallest building.

Anas and Asala Marwah, who are both influencers, decided to skip past a coloured cake or balloons filled with confetti to find out the gender of their second child. Instead, they had the announcement projected onto the Burj Khalifa which is reportedly worth a cool $130,000 AUD.

The video, which was uploaded to Youtube is titled 'The biggest gender reveal party in the world' and shows a countdown, ending with the 823-metre tower lighting up in blue, with the words 'It's a boy'. 

The video already has over 14 million views since being uploaded two days ago.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The couple, who have been married since 2017, have over seven-and-a-half million subscribers on YouTube where they uploaded a clip of the dramatic reveal.

Although many people congratulated the couple, some slammed it, labelling it as 'tone deaf' in the current climate.

"I was gonna make a comment about that burj khalifa gender reveal but it's so disgusting tone deaf and full of opportunists that I decided it wasn't worth my energy," one user tweeted.

"Can't justify spending that much money," agreed another. "They should have gave it to charity in the child's name."

Added another: "This genital reveal by these people is absolutely and truly unhinged. At least they didn't set fire to California."

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The extravagant announcement comes amid a gender reveal in the USA that caused a massive wildfire, after a "smoke-generating pyrotechnic device" designed to release a colour revealing the baby's sex.

US based blogger Jenna Karvunidis, who's largely credited for creating the gender reveal phenomenon, posted on Facebook urging people to "stop having these stupid parties."

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"For the love of God, stop burning things down to tell everyone about your kid's penis," she wrote in the post. "No one cares but you."