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Fireworks have become commonplace to ring in the New Year in the city, and same goes for this year, but with a slight difference; Abu Dhabi will not only wow the crowds with a spectacular firework display, but also they will be ringing in the New Year by attempting to break yet another Guinness World Record and add this to their long list of achievements. The record-breaking attempt this time, will be for the largest sentence created with fireworks.

The display will take place on Abu Dhabi’s incredible Corniche (the main road along the esplanade) and will last for around 10 minutes, with the finale consisting of tech called iron sky towers which is 40 metres high with letters spelling out “Happy New Year 2019” in a rainbow of colours and different designs.

Alongside this, there will also be a smaller scale firework display held over the City in Emirates Palace, Yas Marina, and Al-Maryah Island where they will be holding a concert including some popstars and famous singers for the visitors and locals to enjoy before the New Year get underway in earnest.

Entry to the concert is free however a limited number will be able to get in to the event and this will be on a first come first serve basis. If you’re not one of the lucky ones to get in there will also be large screens set up on the promenade, so you won’t miss out on any of the entertainment. Playing into the wee small hours will be Drum and Bass specialists Rudimental and Sigala, Fat Man Scoop and some of the biggest DJ’s from around the World

Fireworks will also be held for people outside the city in The Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium in Al Ain and the Al Dhafra festival in Madinat Zayed.

All the restaurants, hotels and venues all over the Capital will be offering lavish culinary experiences, along with special offers and entertainment to make sure that everyone will have an unforgettable experience to mark the start of a happy and prosperous 2019.

Here are some of the record-breaking achievements over the years that the United Arab Emirates have attained in the past (some of which have since been beaten) – let’s hope they smash it again:

2013 – Most firework shells launched per minute

2014 – Largest firework Display

2015 – Highest fireworks on a building

2018 – Largest aerial shell

We wish them all the best in entering yet another attempt in the record books and cannot wait to see what they conjure up in 2019.

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