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2018 Ras Al Khaimah New Year’s Eve fireworks by Al Marjan Island set to 14 music compositions by international artists

Ras Al Khaimah, UAE; December 29, 2017:

With preparations full-swing ahead for the 2018 Ras Al Khaimah New Year’s Eve Fireworks by Al Marjan Island, the organisers revealed that the event will be set to global music by 14 renowned composers, ensuring that visitors experience a never-before extravaganza.


An attempt for the Guinness World Records title for the ‘Largest Aerial Firework Shell,’ the 2018 Ras Al Khaimah New Year’s Eve fireworks has generated strong interest from across the world, with live feeds of the event to be telecast across all leading networks.


To add to the excitement of the event, Al Marjan Island has announced the lineup of songs that accompany the fireworks, starting with a custom countdown by Dan Mullins, the music coordinator of Fireworks by Grucci, and going all the way to the spectacular crescendo set to James Price’s Caped Crusader.


Other songs that will add to the tempo of the fireworks include Race to Dakar (performed by Marvine Bounds Gordy-Benoit Pierre Grey), Barbarossa (Antti Martikainen), Sacred Warrior (Timo Paul Spekkens & Thomas Zbornik), Serpents of Vengeance (Evripides Evripidou), Desert Horizon (Ivan Anthony J. Bertolla), Arrival of the Stars (Felxi Thoma), Counter Strike (Robert J Etoll), Wings of Eagles (Frederick Jason Kron), Seven Swords (Kenji Kawai), Everlasting (Two Steps from Hell), and countdown cues set to music by James Warburton and Dan Mullins.


The remarkable show to illuminate the night sky over Ras Al Khaimah’s first man-made archipelago will be highlighted by fireworks from 120 sites. Phil Grucci, Creative Director of Fireworks by Grucci, is leading the project with a team of 30 engineers, pyrotechnicians, fabricators and others.


Al Marjan Island has urged visitors to reach the site early before 8pm. Access to the general viewing decks outside the island are open from 8pm onwards with free public parking available.


Visitors can also take part in the 2018 Ras Al Khaimah New Year’s Eve Photo Competition, which opens on December 31, 2017, and closes on January 1, 2018. Submit photographs on Al Marjan Island’s social media platforms with the hashtag #RAKNYE.


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