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23 October, 2019

Ras Al Khaimah gears up for the most dazzling New Year’s Eve Fireworks Gala and activities to welcome 2020

Ras Al Khaimah attempts to break two more Guinness World Records after gaining three at previous New Year’s Eve extravaganzas  


Ras Al Khaimah, UAE; September 10, 2019: After regaling the world and captivating visitors and residents with resplendent fireworks to usher in the 2019 New Year, Ras Al Khaimah is preparing for the most dazzling edition to date – as it readies to welcome 2020 with a mesmerizing fireworks display.

Planned to surpass all the record-breaking fireworks galas hosted by Ras Al Khaimah in the past years, #RAKNYE2020 promises to be a mind-boggling feat – where pyrotechnics, fireworks and laser displays will create a dazzling experience.

For the first time, #RAKNYE2020 will feature pyro-drones that will create never-before-seen fireworks starting with the countdown to the beginning of the New Year and culminating with Ras Al Khaimah’s main landmarks being recreated in the sky accompanied by more fireworks. There will also be a special Japanese aerial shell fireworks display, another innovative experience. The two new experiences this year attempt to clinch two Guinness World Records.

#RAKNYE2020 will be even more special this year with a range of celebrities – including top performers from the Arab world – set to put forth an awe-inspiring music performance. Details of the event and tickets sales will be revealed in October.  Families will be delighted with an added array of activities for young ones at three new locations dedicated to the public and families along the sea coast opposite Al Marjan Island.

Al Marjan Island in Ras Al Khaimah will once again serve as the hub of lively entertainment and festivities this New Year’s Eve, with the fireworks to light up the night skies from offshore. The picturesque fireworks display can be viewed from several vantage positions, from Al Marjan Island, along the coast to Al Hamra.

Get ready for another record-smashing fireworks spectacle that is indeed the ‘Hall of Fame’ of New Year’s Eve celebrations – with visitors set to arrive from across the world. More details of the gala event and the attempts for the new Guinness World Record will be announced in due course.

To drive the preparations for the event, various government entities in Ras Al Khaimah including Marjan, Ras Al Khaimah Police, Ras Al Khaimah Government Media Office, Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority, Ras Al Khaimah Chamber of Commerce, Public Works, Ras Al Khaimah Municipality, Al Hamra and others, are collaborating to organize another compelling celebration that will enhance the status and swell the pride of the Emirate.

A spokesperson for the organizing Committee for the New Year’s Eve celebration said: “We commenced work on the 2020 New Year’s Eve celebration right after the successful culmination of this year’s event. Having raised the standards through enhanced features and welcomed visitors from far and wide in the past years, we are committed to delivering another innovative and never-before-seen spectacle for the 2020 New Year’s Eve.”

“Our primary focus is to engage and entertain families, and we are adding several features to delight them, in addition to hosting a celebrity gala featuring top celebrities. With the celebration, we are further underlining the reputation of Ras Al Khaimah as the go-to destination for New Year’s Eve celebrations.”

The 2019 Ras Al Khaimah New Year’s Eve celebration had not only welcomed hundreds of thousands of visitors from around the world but also set two Guinness World Records – for the ‘Longest chain of fireworks’ and for the ‘Longest straight line of fireworks’ while the 2018 celebration set a new world record for the ‘Largest aerial firework shell’.

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What: New Year’s Eve Fireworks in Ras Al Khaimah

Where: Al Marjan Island by Marjan and other locations in the Emirate

When: December 31, 2019