Ras Al Khaimah clinched two Guinness World Records for its dazzling 2019 New Year’s Eve fireworks for the ‘longest chain of fireworks’ and ‘longest straight line of fireworks’ that welcomed hundreds of thousands of visitors to the emirate.
The first world record was for the ‘Longest chain of fireworks’, the first pyrotechnic display, the tribute to the late Sheikh Zayed, featured 11,284 firework devices. The earlier record was for deploying 10,005 firework devices set by Viejas Casino & Resort (USA) in Alpine, California, USA, on September 12, 2014.
The fireworks were deployed from 52 sites along Al Marjan Island and the waterways of Ras Al Khaimah’s coastline. The show was set to international music compositions and the record was set in just 40 seconds.
Also, a fireworks show spanned an area of 13km, trumping the earlier record set over a distance of 11.38 kilometres.
The display had the largest calibre of an aerial shell at a diameter of 600mm, the largest used in the UAE for any fireworks display during this New Year’s Eve. The record was set in 12.06 minutes, with fireworks positioned at 13 sites across Al Marjan Island and the waterways along the RAK shoreline.
There were themed chapters for the show, which was set to international music compositions.
The 2019 New Year’s Eve fireworks – lasting 13.20 minutes – were organised by Marjan, with the support of Ras Al Khaimah’s government entities, and put together by ‘Fireworks by Grucci’.
The event was telecast internationally, and its images and videos shared on social media by millions more.
The celebration flagged off with a pyrotechnic tribute to the late Shaikh 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.
Marjan worked closely with Ras Al Khaimah’s government entities including Ras Al Khaimah Public Works to create several public viewing areas across Al Marjan Island. More than 27,000 additional public car parking spaces were provided to welcome the guests.
Source Credit: Gulf News