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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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OUT OF THIS WORLD FIREWORKS

It has been said by many that our fireworks are “out of this world”, referring to the quality and the excitement that seems to accompany them whenever the sky needs filling with colour.

Now the Japanese are planning to take fireworks to a whole new level and truly out of this world.

We have seen some pretty amazing scenes when it comes to the opening of the Olympic Games, who remembers the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games with the rocket man.

One of the most controversial Olympic opening ceremonies was the 2008 Games when China had us all fooled – for a very short time with their footprints in the sky which were in some part CGI images for the televised event.

Dubbed “Sky Canvas” Tokyo based company “Star Ale” plan to launch up to 5000 small pellets made from different elements to produce diverse colours; these will be fired from a micro satellite high above the Earth. Following international agreements the launcher will be set to self-destruct after the display to prevent additional space debris.

When you consider each pellet measuring just a few millimeters across will cost around £5,500 each, then a satellite will have to be constructed to get the pellets into space and all the research costs involved it is not something that has been considered lightly.

The display itself will feature as one element of the opening ceremony for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan and it will be fired by the space craft from between 35 and 50 miles. The show will be visible for approximately 120 miles radius and is expected to be seen by 30,000,000 spectators.

Bring it on.

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