VIDEO: 35-minute record-breaking fireworks show dazzles residents and visitors in Abu Dhabi - GulfToday

VIDEO: 35-minute record-breaking fireworks show dazzles residents and visitors in Abu Dhabi


Fireworks lights up the night sky over Sheikh Zayed Festival in Abu Dhabi.

Gulf Today, Staff Reporter

The Sheikh Zayed Festival in the Al Wathba area witnessed a remarkable record-breaking fireworks display for 35 minutes

The first record was set for the longest-running fireworks show, which ran continuously for 35 minutes with fireworks launched from 16 towers.

The second was for the longest Girandola fireworks show in the world.

The Sheikh Zayed Heritage Festival is a cultural festival that is held annually in Abu Dhabi. The festival is one of the largest cultural festivals in the UAE and has grand pavilions dedicated to various countries as well as exhibitions and entertainment for all.

In the festival area, social distancing rules and number of crowd were controlled.

All pavilions hosted a slew of international artists and folkloric performances, making the festival a vibrant one.

Four areas in the capital, "the Corniche, Yas Island, Al Maryah Island and Al Wathba", witnessed major fireworks displays that began at twelve o'clock (midnight), dazzling residents of the capital and its suburbs.

Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Committee thanked leadership for its guidance and efforts to safeguard the community, as well as all frontline workers, citizens, residents and visitors for their commitment and cooperation, wishing everyone a healthy and prosperous 2021.

Yas Island, one of the world’s leading leisure and entertainment destinations, welcomed 2021 in spectacular style with a fabulous fireworks celebration as the clock struck midnight.

Abu Dhabi residents and visitors from the wider UAE enjoyed the stunning display over Yas Island while dining at Yas Marina’s restaurants, with hotels and theme parks across the destination ringing in the New Year with style. Many are celebrating New Year’s Day at one of the many sumptuous brunches that are being laid on across the Island.

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