A great way to start the New Year as the UAE break another World Record for the second year on the trot and they didn’t just get the one – this year they went for the double.
The scene of the all the firework furore was the Capital City of Ras Al Khaimah (aka RAK or historically it was known as Julfar) which is one of the 7 United Arab Emirates attempting to raise its profile on the World stage as a go to holiday destination to rival Dubai or Abu Dhabi as a fast-growing leisure and commercial hub.
The team in charge of the pyro was the World-renowned Fireworks by Grucci who have been in the pyrotechnic business for over a hundred years and today are fifth generation firework specialists. They are no strangers to the World Record stage as they were responsible for the super shell launched on New Year’s Eve last year, gaining the region the accolade of Guinness World Record for the biggest firework shell launched.
This year, they were initially going all out for the longest straight line of fireworks but decided to include the record for the longest chain of fireworks too. 11,284 fireworks were used and the event lasted 12.06 minutes and included seven themed chapters to the show which also featured 200 drones flying above in the night sky, depicting a falcon spreading its wings majestically.
The display took 300 hours to design with more than 40,000 lines of computer code resulting in the UAE lifting both titles.
Having achieved awards for the last 2 years it does make one question, what could they do to top this next year – we will have to wait and see but our warmest congratulations on the fabulous display and the resulting awards.