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Ras Al Khaimah to welcome 2019 with 12-min fireworks display

Staff Reporter /Ras Al Khaimah
Filed on December 30, 2018 | Last updated on December 30, 2018 at 08.53 am

(KT file)

Fireworks can be viewed from three different venues which are all open for free to the public.

The much-awaited New Year's Eve fireworks gala in Ras Al Khaimah is set to win new Guinness World Records title this year.

Preparations are afoot by Marjan and Grucci to clinch the Guinness World Records title for the 'Longest straight-line fireworks display'.

Ras Al Khaimah aims to break the current record of the 11.83-kilometre-long firework spectacle that will secure it the honour of the 'Longest straight-line fireworks display'.

According to the Guinness World Records, the record is for the distance measured in a straight line from the first fireworks station to the last, with every individual station no more than 2 km apart and using at least 300kg of fireworks in each station. The display must also be for a minimum of five minutes.

With the new bid, Ras Al Khaimah is once again defining its credentials as the 'go-to' destination this New Year's Eve as spectators are assured of a never-before-seen experience.

The mesmerising fireworks display, one of the longest in the UAE at 12 minutes, will delight all.

Adding to the delight of the visitors, this year, Ras Al Khaimah has added more viewing areas around Al Marjan Island, as well as a choice of family-oriented activities. Open to the public from 5pm on December 31 and extending to 2am on January 1, the family activities include food trucks, ice cream salons, lemonade corners, colourful band performances, and face painting and inflatable games for children. Stilt walkers, mime artists, and clowns will welcome guests with free balloons to be distributed.

The three new venues to watch the fireworks are located next to Al Hamra Village - Al Shohadah Street, Al Marjan Island and Al Wasl Street between Al Marjan Island and Al Hamra Village all with special parking areas.

Ras Al Khaimah had set a Guinness World Records title in 2018 for the 'Largest aerial firework shell'' and this year, with the bid for new record, the emirate's New Year's Eve gala will be the talk of the world.

Staff Reporter


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