World Record-Breaking New Year's Eve Fireworks Drone Display in Ras Al Khaimah, UAE

The longest line of aquatic floating fireworks and over 1,000 drones break two new Guinness World Records

The Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah in the United Arab Emirates has made history once again by breaking not one, but two GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ with its spectacular New Year’s Eve fireworks display. The event featured an awe-inspiring showcase spanning 8 minutes of pure enchantment with over 1,000 drones and a breathtaking "carpet" of aquatic pyrotechnics, breaking the world record for the “Longest straight-line drone display” and the “Longest chain of aquatic floating fireworks”.

The event unfolded along 4.5 kilometres of shoreline, stretching from Al Marjan Island to Al Hamra Village, providing a stunning backdrop to the celebrations. With over 40,000 spectators witness to the event, the celebrations included a music festival featuring a line-up of international artists to bring communities together, fostering a sense of unity and joy.

This extraordinary celebration builds on Ras Al Khaimah’s legacy of organising record-breaking New Year’s Eve celebrations for five consecutive years and highlights its remarkable growth as a tourism destination. 2023 has been an exceptional year for tourism in Ras Al Khaimah with numerous achievements propelling it towards its goal of attracting over 3 million annual visitors by 2030. The Emirate is projected to record its highest ever annual number of visitors by the end of the year surpassing its record numbers in 2022 by 7%. The share of its international visitors has also increased to 51% in 2023 compared to 44% in 2022, indicating full tourism recovery. As part of its commitment to sustainable tourism, the Emirate has achieved EarthCheck’s Silver Certification this year to become the first destination in the Middle East to earn this level of recognition. Ras Al Khaimah was also named in CNN Travel’s best destinations to visit in 2023 and Conde Nast Traveler’s best places to go in Asia in 2024.


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