Category Archives: Guinness World Record

DUBAI NEW WORLD RECORD ATTEMPT FOR NYE 2020

WHAT: GRUCCI TO MAKE ANOTHER WORLD RECORD BREAKING ATTEMPT IN THE UAE ON NEW YEARS EVE
WHY: WORLD RECORD ATTEMPT
WHEN: 31ST DECEMBER 2019
WHERE: UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
COST: FREE

It is no surprise to anyone that Dubai holds numerous Guinness World Records already, and this New Year’s Eve they have sent their sights on adding another two to the list.

Having achieved World Records for the last 2 years running: in 2018 they set the record for the largest aerial shell weighing 1087.26kg and reached a height of around 1127m and on New Year’s Eve 2019, they broke a further two with one for the longest chain of fireworks and secondly for the longest straight line of fireworks in one display.

For 2020 the tourism officials have promised the #RAKNYE2020 will be one of the biggest and best performances yet as they have fireworks, laser pyro drones, and other pyrotechnics on offer to usher in the New Year.

The countdown to 2020 will be opened by the pyro drones that shoot out fireworks and then watch the skies above being lit up in a kaleidoscope of colours and effects as the fireworks along with special Japanese aerial shell fireworks are released into the night sky.

As well as the pyrotechnics, there is plenty to do on the ground as starting from around 5pm, there will be kids activities, food trucks, ice cream stands, live performances, celebrity guests including top performers from around the world gathering together to make the evening one of biggest and best to have ever been seen before.

There are three new venues that have been allocated to watch the fireworks are next to Al Hamra village – Al Shohadah Street and Al Wasi Street between Al Marjan Island and Al Hamra village with special parking areas. All the venues are open for free to the public.

More than 11,000 fireworks were released into the air last year and this is nowhere near enough for the Ras Al Khaimah is now up stepping a gear and plans on going well bigger and better to celebrate the year 2020.

The pyro will be handled by the team from Grucci once again who have proven to be world-beaters in the records books.  The Grucci family moved to the USA in 1870 as one of the original Italian firework families and they still bring joy today, five generations later.

We wish them the best of luck and will bring you some further updates as soon as we have them.

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THE UAE SMASH ANOTHER GUINNESS WORLD RECORD

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.

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UNITED ARAB EMIRATES TO TAKE ON ANOTHER GUINNESS WORLD RECORD ATTEMPT

WHAT: GUINNESS WORLD RECORD ATTEMPT
WHEN: 31ST DECEMBER 2018
WHERE: RAS AL KHAIMAH UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
COST: FREE

Once again, the skies over the beautiful Al Marjan Island will be lit with fireworks, both in celebration of the coming year and in this case, another Guinness World Record attempt.

This year the region will be trying to lift the title of World Record Holder for the Longest Straight-Line Firework Display. The current record, according to GBOWR is an incredible 11.83 kilometers but the event on New Year’s Eve in the UAE is set to blast this out of the water.

The line will be measured from the first bank of fireworks to the last with each station not more than 2 kilometers apart and each site firing at least 300 kilograms of pyro and the attempt MUST last a minimum of 5-minutes.

The beautiful City of Ras Al Khaimah is trying to raise its profile on the world stage in a bid to make it THE go-to destination to try to compete with the more popular places like Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

Plans are for the display to last 12 minutes and will be under the control of the professional firing team from Fireworks by Grucci. They were also responsible for last New Year’s Record-Breaking Shell launch beating the size and weight of the previous winner by a considerable margin.

There are viewing areas all around Al Marjan Islands as well as a choice of family orientated activities which will be open from around 5pm including food trucks, ice cream salons, lemonade corners, live music and performances and face painting for the kids. The shopping mall will also be open for those of you desperate to do a spot of buying.

We will, of course, bring you the news and whether the attempt was successful in the New Year and in the meantime, a very Happy New Year from all at Epic Firework.

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