2019 Ras Al Khaimah New Year’s Eve Fireworks captivates the world with a breathtaking spectacl
Secures 2 GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ for the ‘Longest chain of fireworks’ and the ‘Longest straight line of fireworks
* Hundreds of thousands of visitors take part in the event, which added to the pride of the nation and promotes Ras Al Khaimah as a tourism destination
* Guinness World Record for ‘Longest chain of fireworks’ achieved just before countdown to the New Year was a tribute to the Year of Zayed with the total length of fireworks chain at 4.6 km and using 11,284 devices
* Record for ‘Longest straight line of fireworks’ was achieved with colourful canopy of fireworks spanning an area of 13 km along Al Marjan Island
* Aerial shells, 600 mm in diameter, used for the fireworks were the largest deployed in the UAE this year
Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates, January 1, 2019: Ras Al Khaimah captivated the world with its 2019 New Year’s Eve Fireworks that welcomed hundreds of thousands of visitors to the emirate. Organised by Marjan, with the support of Ras Al Khaimah’s government entities, and put together by Fireworks by Grucci, the Ras Al Khaimah New Year’s Fireworks, spanning a duration of over 13.20 minutes, also clinched two Guinness World Records for the ‘Longest chain of fireworks’ and the ‘Longest straight line of fireworks’.
This year, the celebration was made even more memorable for the visitors with Al Marjan Island, the venue of the event and the flagship lifestyle destination by Marjan, hosting several family-oriented activities. Positioning the event on the global map of New Year’s Eve celebrations, the Ras Al Khaimah event was telecast internationally, and its images and videos shared on social media by millions more.
Eng. Abdulla Al Abdouli, Managing Director & CEO of Marjan, said: “The spectacular event highlighted the reputation of Ras Al Khaimah as the must-visit destination for celebrating the New Year’s Eve. With visitors arriving from across the world, the event served to highlight the touristic appeal of Ras Al Khaimah and to position it as a fast-growing leisure and commercial hub in the region. We thank the leadership of Ras Al Khaimah for their guidance and support in accomplishing this event, and all the government entities in the Emirate for the exceptional team work. With two Guinness World Records set, the 2019 Ras Al Khaimah New Year’s Eve Gala has been truly historic and adds to the pride of our nation.”
The celebration flagged off with a fascinating pyrotechnic tribute to the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the founding father of the nation. In a befitting conclusion to the ‘Year of Zayed’ marked in 2018 to coincide with his birth centenary, the night-sky of Ras Al Khaimah came to life with a brilliant image of Sheikh Zayed followed by a magnificent fireworks display.
“With our tribute to the late Sheikh Zayed, we highlighted that his legacy and name is important for us – daily, every hour and every second of the day. For us, Zayed is the beginning of everything we do; Zayed is the start of every new challenge; Zayed is our sense of pride. And we are starting the year, once again, remembering and paying respect to our great leader,” said Eng. Al Abdouli.