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NYE 2024 Fireworks: Ras Al Khaimah Plans for record Fireworks for New Year’s Eve

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As the year draws to a close, there’s no better way to bid adieu to 2023 and welcome 2024 with a bang than by experiencing the Ras Al Khaimah New Year’s Eve fireworks show. This spectacular event stretches over 4.5 kilometres along the waterfront, spanning from Al Marjan Island to Al Hamra Village. In this article, we’ll take you through the breathtaking details of this mesmerizing celebration, from the record-breaking choreography to the various entertainment options and camping under the stars.

The Grand Display: 4.5km of Fireworks Extravaganza

The Ras Al Khaimah New Year’s Eve fireworks show is awe-inspiring. Stretching across 4.5 kilometres of the waterfront, it promises to be a jaw-dropping event that will amaze spectators.

Setting Records Ablaze: What to Expect

This year’s fireworks show is determined to outdo itself. With new choreography elements and techniques never seen before, it aims to set new records and redefine how we usher in the New Year. Let’s delve into the exciting details.

RAK NYE Festival: Fun for the Whole Family

COMPLIMENTARY RAK NYE FESTIVAL & FIREWORKS SHOW

The RAK NYE Festival is a free public event for all visitors and residents. It’s designed with families in mind, offering various entertainment options, DJ performances, dedicated kids’ activities, food trucks, and even a section for bachelors and families. The perfect setting to witness the stunning midnight fireworks display.

A Day-Long Celebration

The RAK NYE Festival kicks off on December 31st at 2 pm, ensuring a full day of festivities leading up to the grand fireworks show.

Camping Under the Stars

For those seeking a unique and immersive experience, complimentary camping facilities are available adjacent to the RAK NYE Festival and Soundfest sites. Imagine seeing stunning views overlooking the Ras Al Khaimah New Year’s Eve fireworks display.

Your Campsite Choices

Dedicated areas for caravans, RVs, and tents are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Whether you prefer the comfort of an RV or the charm of traditional camping, there’s a spot for everyone.

Hassle-Free Parking

Worried about parking? Fear not! Free parking is available from the entrance of Al Marjan Island via the E11 road until the RAKEZ building roundabout. With a parking capacity for 10,000 cars, there’s ample space for everyone.

A Tradition of Dazzling Celebrations

A magnificent fireworks display is set to return again to Ras Al Khaimah, welcoming 2024 with a resounding bang on New Year’s Eve. The Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA) and the Organising Committee of the Emirate’s New Year’s Eve celebration have confirmed this electrifying event.

The Legacy Continues

Stretching over 4.5 kilometres of waterfront between Al Marjan Island and Al Hamra Village, the display continues Ras Al Khaimah’s legacy of organizing breathtaking New Year’s Eve celebrations. This includes breaking GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ for five consecutive years.

What’s New This Year

This year, the fireworks show promises to offer dazzling new choreography elements and techniques never seen before. It’s all about pushing boundaries and creating a memorable experience for residents and visitors alike.

Entertainment Galore

Residents and visitors can choose between two spectacular events to enjoy the fireworks. A public event with free access offers DJ entertainment, dedicated kids’ activities, food trucks, and a section for both bachelors and families. For those looking for a premium experience, the private ticketed event “Soundfest” awaits, featuring an international artist lineup, a dedicated kids’ area, and a variety of food and beverage options.

Festive Season Extravaganza

Leading up to the New Year’s Eve celebrations on December 31st, Ras Al Khaimah offers a host of festive family fun celebrations. From tree lighting ceremonies to Christmas events and NYE gala dinners, the Emirate’s hotels have something special in store for their guests. Hotels, including The Ritz-Carlton, Rixos Bab Al Bahr, Intercontinental Mina Al Arab Resort, Movenpick Resort Al Marjan Island, Hilton Ras Al Khaimah Beach Resort, Longbeach Campground, and more are joining in on the festivities. Overnight guests staying in these hotels on Al Marjan Island will have some of the best seats in the house to watch the magical fireworks display.

Behind the Scenes: The Organizing Committee

The New Year’s Eve Organizing Committee is a collaborative effort led by the Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA). It comprises teams from Marjan, Ras Al Khaimah Police, Ras Al Khaimah Government Media Office, Ras Al Khaimah Chamber of Commerce, Public Works, Ras Al Khaimah Municipality, Al Hamra, and others. Together, they work tirelessly to ensure that this grand celebration goes off without a hitch.

Behind the scenes of Ras Al Khaimah Fireworks

Al Marjan Island will be an ever-changing stage of massive fireworks, accompanied by spectacular drone pyrotechnics. There are more than 15,000 fireworks as well as 5,000 hours of hard work, 130 sea pontoons, and hundreds of drones with pyrotechnics.

The fireworks are designed in European factories and hand-crafted by historic fireworks families over the past few months. The large shells, the bright and changing colours, and the unique forms will contribute to the show’s beauty. The 12 minutes of fireworks are accompanied by nano-lights and stunning orchestral electronic music that will amaze visitors. The whole stage fireworks is a massive 4.7-kilometre stage, with dancing lights dancing to energetic music that flows from one side of the bay to the other.

Ras Al Khaimah sets two Guinness World Records with NYE 2022 Fireworks show

Moreover, residents and tourists alike can enjoy a packed program of family-friendly activities and events throughout the run-up to New Year’s Eve, accompanied by a host of festivals that will take place in the Emirates from November 15 to December 31, 2023. Visit RAK Calendar

Preparations for this year’s celebrations are being carried out by the organizing committee headed by the Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority, teams from Ras Al Khaimah Police, the Ras Al Khaimah Government Media Office, the Ras Al Khaimah Chamber of Commerce, Marjan, the Department of Works and Public Services, Ras Al Khaimah and Al Hamra Municipality, and others. The committee will focus on the public’s safety while taking all precautionary measures in coordination with the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority and the Ministry of Health and Community Protection.

Ras Al Khaimah sets two Guinness World Records with NYE 2022 Fireworks show

The Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah has entered several times in the Guinness Book of Records due to its amazing displays of fireworks in previous New Year celebrations; The emirate staged a stunning display of fireworks for the 2022 New Year celebrations attended by thousands of spectators along the beach, using more than 15,000 visual effects with the help of 452 drones. The spectacular 2022 festive display thus set two new Guinness World Records records: “Most number of drones used to launch fireworks simultaneously” and “Highest height of a drone fireworks display.”

How were the previous RAK NYE Fireworks shows?

Over the last 5 years, Ras Al Khaimah New Year celebrations promise to be a mind-boggling feat – where pyrotechnics, fireworks, and laser displays create a dazzling experience and every time attempts to break previous Guinness World Records. Here is a glimpse of the last 4 years’ RAK NYE fireworks

Year 2023: RAK NYE Fireworks

Ras Al Khaimah set two Guinness World Records with its New Year’s Eve fireworks show. The city used 671 drones to set the record for the largest number of drones used in a simultaneous fireworks display, and 673 drones to create the largest aerial sentence formed by drones. The 12-minute performance featured a stunning pyrotechnic display and impressive fireworks.

  1. Largest Number of Operated Multi-Rotors/Drones with a Simultaneous Fireworks Display
  2. The Largest Aerial Sentence Formed by Multirotors/Drones

Ras Al Khaimah’s New Year’s Eve fireworks show was a major attraction for visitors from around the world. The show featured state-of-the-art drones, nano lights, and a choreographed pyrotechnic display. Covering a distance of 4.7 km and reaching a height of 1,100 meters, the show set a new record for the largest number of drones used in a simultaneous fireworks display, with a total of 671 drones.

The show ended with a message saying “Happy New Year 2023,” followed by a transition into the emirate’s iconic “RAKashida” logo. The logo, inspired by the “kashida” concept in Arabic calligraphy, represents the emirate’s three natural elements: the sea, desert, and mountain

Year 2022: RAK NYE Fireworks

Thousands of people worldwide witnessed the Epic Ras Al Khaimah New Year’s Eve Celebrations (RAKNYE 2022) that impressed everyone with amazing fireworks show that smashed 2 Guinness World Records.

The 12-minute spectacle was choreographed to express the reunion’s joy through six themes set to the majestic orchestral tune. The symphony of light and music offered the guests who had stayed at designated camping places with friends and family on the previous day an event that was one of the most enjoyable moments of the holiday season

Year 2021: RAK NYE Fireworks

The Ras Al Khaimah New Year’s Eve Celebrations dazzled the world with a 10-minute firework show that underlined the UAE’s message of hope, peace and achievements. Lighting up the sky over the Arabian Sea, 8,500kg of fireworks lit up a length of 4km and width of 3.9km. The festive panorama of colours was achieved from 81 launch pontoons that shot up 15,281 firework shells. The show took 20 days of offshore and onshore preparation with 30 technicians. More than 3km of optical fibre was laid in addition to 6km of control cables.

Year 2020: RAK NYE Fireworks

The emirate wrote history as it achieved the titles of “Most Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for launching Fireworks Simultaneously” and “The Longest Firework Waterfall”, in the presence of official adjudicators from Guinness World Records.

Location of RAK NYE 2023 Fireworks


Public Event: The RAK New Year Festival 2024

Soundfest

“Soundfest” is the ultimate New Year’s Eve experience. Featuring an international artist lineup, dedicated kids’ areas, and an array of food and beverage options, this event guarantees an unforgettable night of celebration. Dance your way into 2024 while enjoying the record-breaking fireworks show.

The tickets will soon be available!

Book your stay for New Year 2024

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One of the seven emirates of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Ras Al Khaimah means ‘top of the tent’ in Arabic. Only 45 mins from Dubai, RAK, is geographically located between the Hajjar Mountains and the Persian Gulf and shares borders with Oman. Above all, apart from its rich Arabian culture and beautiful weather, Ras Al Khaimah is known for its scenic beauty from mountains, beaches, deserts and mangroves.

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The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Hamra Beach

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