Ras Al Khaimah: Ras Al Khaimah, which has already broken several world records for its spectacular fireworks displays, rang in the new year in legendary style by shattering two world records with its mesmerizing pyro-musical performance.
The 12-minute spectacle lit up the sky with breathtaking pyrotechnic performance and larger-than-life fireworks display, setting new world records for “largest number of operated multi-rotors/drones with a simultaneous fireworks display” and “largest aerial sentence formed by multirotor/drones created” with 673 drones.
Attracting visitors from around the world, the show featured state-of-the-art drones, nano lights, colours and shapes all choreographed to electric beats. Covering a stretch of over 4.7 kilometres, it reached a height of 1,100 metres and smashed the previous record of 458 drones.
The drones ended with a “Happy New Year 2023” message to represent fresh starts, and to relate back to their destination, they then smoothly changed into the recognisable “RAKashida” logo of the emirate. The logo represents the emirate’s three distinctively recognisable natural elements: the sea with its perpetual swelling and subsiding, the desert with its undulating dunes, and the mountains with their staggering elevations. The ‘kashida’ concept in Arabic calligraphy, a line that connects letters to form a word, served as inspiration.
Mr. Raki Phillips, Chief Executive Officer of Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority, remarked that, “Ras Al Khaimah has once again proven its position as a leading tourism destination that welcomes people from all over the globe. Not only have we set two new Guinness World Records titles for our #RAKNYE2023 celebrations, but we’ve also given thousands of visitors and residents a New Year’s Eve show that they’ll never forget. This marks a great start to what is set to be a hugely exciting and busy year for us as we continue to build the reputation of Ras Al Khaimah as the must-visit destination for 2023.”
The eye-catching fireworks display was also visible from the numerous hotels arranged in a line from Al Marjan Island to Al Hamra while thousands of people watched the festivities live on Social media. It was the most attended exhibition to date because of the over 30,000 guests and fully booked hotels that joined the festivities.