Ras Al Khaimah: Another record-breaking eight-minute firework and drone display marked two new Guinness World Records titles as Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) ushered in the New Year with a breathtaking show that lit up the skies along a 4.5 km stretch of RAK’s waterfront.
Already holding several Guinness World Records titles for its legendary fireworks New Year’s Eve shows, the Emirate has made history once again with a jaw-dropping show that broke the Guinness World Records titles for the ‘Longest chain of aquatic floating fireworks’ for a grand total of 5.8 km and the ‘Longest straight-line drone display’ for a total length of 2 km.
Ras Al Khaimah broke the record in 2023 for its spectacular fireworks displays and rang in the new year in legendary style by shattering two world records with its mesmerizing pyro-musical performance.
The mesmerizing show featured groundbreaking techniques that had never been attempted before. It used a combination of 1,050 LED drones, creating a stunning visual. Additionally, it included a ‘carpet’ of aquatic floating fireworks and acrobatic pyroplanes. These elements were inspired by Ras Al Khaimah’s natural wonders, the desert, the sea, and the mountains. Everything was choreographed to music specially composed for the celebration.
Mr. Raki Phillips, Chief Executive Officer of Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority, commented that, “Breaking two more Guinness World Records titles has set the stage for an unforgettable night of celebration bringing together thousands of visitors and residents.”
“As we kick off the new year, 2023 has been an exceptional year for tourism in Ras Al Khaimah with numerous achievements and the highest ever annual number of visitors recorded, propelling the Nature Emirate further in attracting over 3 million annual visitors by 2030,” Mr. Phillips added.