The UAE adventure playground aims to attract tourists with record-breaking sky displays
It already has five New Year’s Eve-linked World Records under its belt from previous years and now Ras Al Khaimah (RAK), the northernmost emirate in the UAE, is looking to secure two more.
On 31 December 2022, as part of its family-focused New Year’s Eve festivities, which are due to last 12 minutes, the Emirate will try to break the world record for the ‘Most Remote Operated Drones launching Fireworks Simultaneously’ and set a new record for the ‘Largest Aerial Sentence Formed by Drones’.
Chief executive officer at Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority, Raki Phillips said: “We're thrilled to be attempting another two Guinness World Record for our #RAKNYE2023 celebrations. Known as the ‘nature’ Emirate, due to its unique topography, everything we do in Ras Al Khaimah is magical by nature and we look forward to welcoming visitors from across the world to experience this spectacular feat.”
Plans include erecting a viewing deck opposite Al Marjan Island, which will be open from 2pm to 2pm, and a concert featuring artists such as Sound of Nikhil, DJ Ash and Blues O’Bantaloon. In addition, roaming performers, karaoke and food trucks will be there for visitors to enjoy.
Guests at any of the resorts on Al Marjan and Al Hamra will also be able to see the display from the properties.
Ras Al Khaimah’s portfolio of World Records include 2021’s ‘Highest Altitude Drone Fireworks Display’; 2020’s ‘Most Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for Launching Fireworks Simultaneously’ and ‘Longest Fireworks Waterfall’, and 2019's ‘Longest Chain of Fireworks’ and ‘Longest Straight line of fireworks.’
Tickets for the viewing deck cost AED10 per adult, children under 12 enter for free. For more information, visit www.raknye.com