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30 December, 2019

Ras Al Khaimah set to dazzle the world with never-before-attempted fireworks display this New Year’s Eve

  • Preparations are in final stages for the two Guinness World Records attempts that include use of the most unmanned aerial vehicles for launching fireworks simultaneously – 190 drones at the same time
  • The ‘Longest Firework Waterfall’ is another GWR attempt with the fireworks to stretch a length of 4,000 metres (4 km)
  • Strong response from the public for the New Year’s Eve Gala dinner to be headlined by Najwa Karam and Waleed Al Shami
  • Tickets for the dinner, DJ events and hotel bookings can be made online at

The fireworks display that will dazzle the world as part of the Ras Al Khaimah New Year’s Gala will be driven by two attempts to break Guinness World Records through pyrotechnics on a scale never attempted before in the world.

This year, Ras Al Khaimah is all set to create history with its mesmerising fireworks show that will feature two record-breaking bids: One, the use of most unmanned aerial vehicles that will launch fireworks simultaneously with 190 drones firing at the same time, and two, the spellbinding show of the ‘longest firework firewall’ that will span a length of 4,000 metres (4 Km).

Preparations have entered the final stage for the fireworks to stringent guidelines set by the adjudicators of the Guinness World Records. Every aspect of the 190-drone GWR attempt is being finetuned for perfection along with specifics to create the ‘longest firework waterfall’ with the fireworks hung on wires at a distance measuring 4,000 metres in a bid to break the current record of 3517.23 metres recorded in Fukuoka, Japan. These specifications will ensure that the stunning show will thrill audience for longer than the average firework displays. The pyro-drones’ theme will also entail recreating the key monuments of Ras Al Khaimah through laser displays and pyrotechnics as the display builds to its grand finale.

A spokesperson for the organizing committee for RAK NYE 2020 said that, despite Ras Al Khaimah’s previous record-breaking firework successes, this year is on another level in terms of scale. “While the Ras Al Khaimah New Year’s Eve Gala has set Guinness World Records in the past two years, this year, the innovative two record-bids are first-of-a-kind, assuring a magnificent display. We are lending the final touches to the preparation and are working closely with the adjudicators to ensure that the show will be unlike any before. There has been strong response from the public – including from international visitors – to be part of the event, with strong sales for our Gala Dinner event and other activities on-ground,” the spokesperson said.

In addition to the fireworks display, the Ras Al Khaimah New Year’s Eve Gala promises to be one of most spectacular, with a wide range of activities to enthrall people of all ages. A highlight is the Gala Dinner to be headlined by multi-Platinum singer, songwriter, and fashion icon, Najwa Karam, and celebrity singer Waleed Al Shami.

At Al Marjan Island, the main venue of the event, there are activities for children that will keep audiences engaged until the countdown to the fireworks show. Al Marjan Island, the flagship development of Marjan, the master-developer of Ras Al Khaimah, will feature several new viewing positions. There will be viewing platforms from Al Hamra also, ensuring that hundreds of thousands of spectators can effortlessly watch the firework display.

Ticket for the gala dinner event are sold through Platinum List and are available in three packages – Silver, Gold and Diamond, priced AED 800, AED 1300 and AED 1800, respectively. Visitors also purchase the tickets for the dinner, the ticketed DJ events and make hotel bookings via:

A high-level organising committee with members of 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, is leading the preparations for the event. To keep up-to-date, log on to or follow @rakmediaoffice on social channels. For the video: