RAK to dazzle the world with never-before-attempted fireworks on New Year's Eve - GulfToday

RAK to dazzle the world with never-before-attempted fireworks on New Year's Eve


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The fireworks display that will dazzle the world as part of Ras Al Khaimah’s New Year’s Eve celebrations will be driven by two attempts to set Guinness World Records through pyrotechnics on a scale never attempted before in the world.

This year, Ras Al Khaimah is ready to create history with its mesmerising fireworks show that will feature two record-breaking bids: the use of the most unmanned aerial vehicles launching fireworks simultaneously (190) and the spell-binding sight of the ‘longest firework firewall.’

Preparations have entered the final stages for the fireworks display, measured against stringent guidelines set by adjudicators from Guinness World Records.


Every aspect of the 190-drone record attempt is being fine-tuned to perfection, while specifics are being finalised to create the ‘longest firework waterfall’, with the fireworks hung on wires at a distance measuring 4000 meters, in the hope of breaking the current record of 3517.23 meters recorded in Fukuoka, Japan.

These specifications will ensure that the stunning show will thrill audience for longer than an average fireworks displays.

The pyro-drones theme will also entail recreating the key monuments of Ras Al Khaimah through laser displays and pyrotechnics as the display builds to its grand finale.

A spokesperson for the organising committee for RAK NYE 2020 said that, despite Ras Al Khaimah’s previous record-breaking firework successes, this year is on another level in terms of scale.


“While Ras Al Khaimah’s New Year’s Eve has set Guinness World Records in the past two years, this year, the innovative two record bids are first-of-a-kind, assuring a magnificent display. We are putting the final touches to the preparation and are working closely with the adjudicators to ensure that the show will be unlike any before. There has been strong response from the public – including from international visitors – to be part of the event, with strong sales for our Gala Dinner event and other activities,” the spokesperson said.

In addition to the fireworks display, Ras Al Khaimah New Year’s Eve promises to be one of most spectacular, with a wide range of activities to enthrall people of all ages. A highlight is the Gala Dinner to be headlined by multi-Platinum singer, songwriter and fashion icon Najwa Karam, and celebrity singer Waleed Al Shami.

At Al Marjan Island, the main venue for the event, there are activities for children that will keep audiences engaged until the countdown to the fireworks show. Al Marjan Island, the flagship development of Marjan, the master-developer of Ras Al Khaimah, will feature several new viewing positions.

There will be viewing platforms from Al Hamra also, ensuring that hundreds of thousands of spectators can effortlessly watch the fireworks display.

The Gala Dinner can be booked through Platinum List and will be available in three packages – Silver, Gold and Diamond, priced Dhs800, Dhs1,300 and Dhs 1,800, respectively.

Visitors can also book for the dinner, DJ events and make hotel bookings via: raknye.com A high-level organising committee with members of Marjan, Ras Al Khaimah Police, Ras Al Khaimah Government Media Office, Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority, Ras Al Khaimah Chamber of Commerce, Public Works, Ras Al Khaimah Municipality, Al Hamra and others, is leading the preparations for the event.

To keep up-to-date, log on to raknye.com or follow @rakmediaoffice on social media channels.


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