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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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PRAGUE NEW YEARS EVE

No matter where you go in Prague New Year’s Eve there will be drinks flowing, parties been held and of course our favourite fireworks!!

The river cruises, restaurants, clubs and bars are filled to the brim and the atmosphere gently builds as the clock approaches midnight. This is when the revellers gather around the city to watch the magnificent firework display.

There is something for everyone and the festivities are enjoyed by one and all young and old, wild and the carefree. Also, there is an abundance of entertainment options available where this be dinner, dancing, pub crawl or one of the popular river cruises available giving a different view to the city.

Whatever you choose to do in the run-up to the new year is fine with us but on a recommendation from ourselves, we say that make sure that 100% you do not miss out on the fireworks display to ring in the new year.

There are a few options to choose from when it comes to viewing points for the fireworks to make sure that your new year begins with a bang.

Prague New Year

The Charles Bridge is at the centre of the action and has stunning views of the fireworks from on the water. Get a postcard-perfect picture as the on one side there is the backdrop of the old town and on the other is the stunning Prague Castle. Join one of the many cruises that are available with food and drinks packages available.

With many riverside restaurants to choose from all of them having terraces, this is another place to view the fireworks. The higher side of the two is on the lesser town side but if you can’t get into any of the restaurants then you can make your way over to Petrin Hill near Prague Castle where you will still be able to catch a glimpse.

There are two squares to choose from Old Town and St Wenceslas: please note that this is classed as somewhere only for the more adventurous. The atmosphere starts off very sedate and slowly builds throughout the evening. As the clock strikes 12 this is when the action begins, and it can become pretty hair-raising. As the fireworks begin to let in the new year you will also see some of the locals setting off handheld fireworks so may sure that you keep an eye on these.

Wherever you decide to view the fireworks from just remember to arrive as early as possible and make sure that you stick to your place as it can become crowded very quickly.

Whatever you decide to do, just make sure that you stop and look skyward on the stroke of 12, so not to miss out on the fantastic firework display and fireworks to enter 2019 with a bang.

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