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The emirate of Ras Al Khaimah in the United Arab Emirates is no stranger to setting records when it comes to welcoming the New Year. On January 1, 2024, Ras Al Khaimah shattered expectations once again, breaking two Guinness World Records with an eight-minute-long firework and drone display that left spectators in awe. This remarkable celebration, witnessed by over 50,000 people, featured a combination of groundbreaking techniques, aquatic floating fireworks, LED drones, and acrobatic pyro planes. In this article, we’ll delve into the details of Ras Al Khaimah’s record-breaking New Year’s extravaganza and explore the emirate’s history of hosting such spectacular events.
احتفالات رأس الخيمة بمناسبة حلول السنة الميلادية 2024، تبهر العالم بعرض مذهل للألعاب النارية استمر لمدة 8 دقائق، لتسجل بذلك رقمين جديدين في موسوعة "غينيس" للأرقام القياسية العالمية.@In_RasAlKhaimah @GWR #RAKNYE2024 pic.twitter.com/wQ8eJAVJmO— Ras Al Khaimah Government Media Office (@RAKmediaoffice) January 1, 2024
Ras Al Khaimah’s Guinness World Records Triumph
The ‘Longest Chain of Aquatic Floating Fireworks’
The highlight of Ras Al Khaimah’s New Year celebrations was the ‘Longest Chain of Aquatic Floating Fireworks,’ a mesmerizing display spanning an astonishing 5.8 kilometers. The fireworks created a breathtaking visual spectacle, illuminating the night sky and captivating the audience.
The ‘Longest Straight-Line Drones Display’
In addition to the aquatic fireworks, Ras Al Khaimah also achieved the ‘Longest Straight-Line Drones Display’ with a total length of 2 kilometers. This extraordinary feat demonstrated the emirate’s commitment to pushing the boundaries of innovation in New Year celebrations.
The Spectacular Show
The New Year’s show in Ras Al Khaimah featured a blend of cutting-edge technology and artistic creativity. Here’s a closer look at the elements that made this event truly exceptional:
1,050 LED Drones
A fleet of 1,050 LED drones took to the night sky, forming intricate patterns and images that left spectators in awe. The synchronized dance of these drones added a futuristic touch to the celebration.
Aquatic Floating Fireworks ‘Carpet’
The fireworks weren’t just in the sky; they also graced the waters of Ras Al Khaimah, creating an aquatic floating fireworks ‘carpet.’ This unique display resembled a sparkling tapestry spread across the sea, enchanting all who beheld it.
Acrobatic Pyro Planes
Inspired by the natural beauty of Ras Al Khaimah, the show included an acrobatic pyro planes display. These planes performed breathtaking maneuvers in the night sky, paying homage to the emirate’s desert, sea, and mountain landscapes.
The Man Behind the Magic
Raki Phillips, Chief Executive Officer of Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority, played a pivotal role in orchestrating this record-breaking celebration. His vision and dedication to creating unforgettable moments for both residents and visitors have firmly established Ras Al Khaimah as a global destination for New Year’s revelry.
Ras Al Khaimah’s Record-Breaking Legacy
Ras Al Khaimah’s journey of setting Guinness World Records during New Year celebrations began several years ago. Let’s take a trip down memory lane and revisit some of the emirate’s previous record-breaking feats:
Welcoming 2018 with a Bang
In 2018, Ras Al Khaimah welcomed the New Year with a colossal fireworks display on Al Marjan Island. The highlight was the largest aerial fireworks shell, a gigantic firecracker weighing 1,087 kilograms. This impressive spectacle drew an audience of 100,000 people and marked the beginning of Ras Al Khaimah’s record-breaking journey.
The Years that Followed
In the subsequent two years, Ras Al Khaimah continued to add to its collection of records. It achieved the ‘Longest Chain of Fireworks’ and the ‘Longest Firework Waterfall,’ with the latter consisting of an astonishing 11,284 fireworks. These achievements solidified Ras Al Khaimah’s reputation as a pioneer in the world of New Year’s celebrations.
Ras Al Khaimah’s New Year celebrations in 2024 not only welcomed the new year with a bang but also set two new Guinness World Records. The combination of aquatic floating fireworks, LED drones, and acrobatic pyro planes created a visual masterpiece that will be remembered for years to come. Under the leadership of Raki Phillips, Ras Al Khaimah has become a global hotspot for record-breaking New Year extravaganzas. As we look ahead, it’s evident that the emirate’s commitment to innovation and creativity will continue to amaze audiences, attracting millions of visitors annually. The Nature Emirate is on an extraordinary journey, and the world eagerly awaits its next feat.