Ras Al Khaimah welcomes 2022 with 2 Guinness World Records

By Amirtha P S, Desk Reporter
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The Ras Al Khaimah New Year’s Eve Celebrations (RAKNYE) welcomed 2022 with a breathtaking fireworks display that bagged two Guinness World Records.

Stepping into the New Year with a heightened spirit of positivity and optimism, the fireworks display was also a tribute to the UAE as it marks its 50th year of formation and an ode to Ras Al Khaimah’s growing reputation as one of the region’s leading tourism destinations.

The fireworks display featured innovative pyrotechnic drone performances, with more than 15,000 effects, spanning an area of over 4.7 kilometers. The 12-minute extravaganza was specially choreographed to reflect the joy of reunion with six themes set to epic orchestral music.

A spokesperson of the organizing committee said, “RAKNYE2022 is our tribute to the leadership and people of Ras Al Khaimah and the UAE not only as we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of our nation but also in preparation for the Next 50 Years. Delivering the message of hope, positivity, resilience and confidence, the fireworks display, and the New Year’s Eve festivities brought together people again to celebrate safely.”

Ushering in the New Year with a spectacular tower of lights at a height of 1,055.8 meters taller than any building in the world. This was followed by the ‘Happy New Year’ message written in the sky with firework drones, the sequence lit up the arena in multiple hues.

The next sequence was a tribute to the UAE backed by orchestral music, celebrating the achievements of the nation and its people. The fireworks segued to the next act when hundreds of drones displayed the UAE’s 50th Anniversary logo with a brilliant display.

The grand finale was in two parts, one a multi-color display of lights followed by a super-massive expanse of white that illuminated the skyline of Ras Al Khaimah with the message of hope and ambition.

Setting the first Guinness World Records title for the ‘Highest Altitude Multirotor/Drone Fireworks Display’ was the tower of fireworks 1,055.8 meters high, taller than any skyscraper in the world. Using state-of-the-art drone technology, the specially designed fireworks were breathtaking in its scope and scale.

The second Guinness World Records title was for the ‘Most Remote Operated Multirotors/Drones Launching Fireworks Simultaneously’, when 452 drones launched fireworks simultaneously to create the ‘Happy New Year’ visual in the sky.

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