RAK has big big plans for New Year’s Eve

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Is it too soon to start talking about New Year’s Eve?

Ras Al Khaimah has already split the seasonal tea on what exciting activities it has planned for the arrival of 2020.

The emirate’s New Year’s Eve fireworks gala will attempt to break two more Guinness World Records, after smashing three last NYE.

So extra it even has its own hashtag, #RAKNYE2020 brings together pyrotechnics, fireworks and laser displays.

While crowds watch from viewing areas on Al Marjan Island and along the coast, along the coast to Al Hamra, pyro-drones will swoop overheard, while “never before seen” fireworks re-create RAK’s best-loved landmarks in the sky.

Watch out for a “special Japanese aerial shell fireworks display,” which is basically going to explode in a huge ball of noise and light.

Organisers are keeping coy about what records they’re seeking to smash, but could it be a chance to top Japan’s Alps Fireworks Industry Company setting off the largest aerial firework shell ever, at the 13th Kounosu fireworks festival in October 2014?

Last year hundreds and thousands of visitors came to watch the spectacle, which set new Guinness World Records for the ‘longest chain of fireworks’ and for the ‘longest straight line of fireworks.’ Celebrations in 2018 claimed the title for the world’s ‘largest aerial firework shell.’

Also new for 2019 – gala dinners, DJ sets, kids’ activities and a whole lot of other banging events.

If this all has you seeing stars, tickets go on sale in October, when more details will be revealed.


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