Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 24 August 2019

RAK aims to break record with 'longest firework' display this New Year's Eve

Emirate set to claim second feat following 2018 success for largest aerial firework shell

RAK will make an attempt to enter the record books again for a successive year.
RAK will make an attempt to enter the record books again for a successive year.

Ras Al Khaimah is to attempt to set a second world record with its New Year’s Eve firework display.

The emirate is aiming to break the record for the ‘longest straight-line fireworks display’ tonight for 12 minutes.

It follows last year’s effort, when it managed to claim the record for ‘largest aerial firework shell’.

The record for the longest firework display stands is 11.83 kilometres. According to the Guinness World Records, the record is for the distance is measured in a straight line from the first fireworks station to the last, with every individual station no more than 2km apart and using at least 300 kilograms of fireworks in each station. The display must also be for a minimum of five minutes.

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The plan to break the record has been put in place by Marjan, Ras Al Khaimah’s master-developer, and Grucci, a fireworks company.

Abdulla Al Abdouli, managing director of Marjan, said: “We made sure that this year we offer exciting family activities that will delight all, in the run-up to the amazing fireworks display. The event will position the Emirate as the must-visit destination this season. We have formed a special committee to oversee all aspects of the event to make it the most memorable to date.”

Last year, the emirate witnessed a record largest aerial firework shell, which weighed 1,087.26kg and reached a height of around 1,127 metres, according to the Guinness World Records.

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