UAE sets world record with longest straight-line drone display on New Year’s Eve

On January 1, 2024, Ras Al Khaimah, a city in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), etched its name in history by achieving two Guinness World Records during the New Year’s celebrations. Welcoming 2024 with unparalleled grandeur, the city orchestrated an extraordinary eight-minute display featuring a combination of fireworks and drones, setting records for the ‘Longest chain of aquatic floating fireworks,’ spanning an impressive 5.8km, and the ‘Longest straight-line drones display,’ covering a remarkable 2km.

The mesmerizing showcase was the result of cutting-edge techniques, employing 1,050 LED drones, a unique arrangement of aquatic floating fireworks forming a sprawling ‘carpet,’ and acrobatic pyro planes executing synchronized performances.

Drawing inspiration from Ras Al Khaimah’s natural wonders, the displays incorporated elements representing the desert, sea, and mountains. The entire spectacle was meticulously choreographed to a specially composed musical score for the occasion.

Already renowned for hosting iconic New Year’s Eve shows, Ras Al Khaimah added these two Guinness World Records to its illustrious achievements. The dazzling event illuminated the skies along the 4.5km stretch of Ras Al Khaimah’s waterfront, offering a breathtaking experience for both residents and visitors.

The integration of cutting-edge technology and diverse elements showcased Ras Al Khaimah’s commitment to pushing the boundaries of creativity in commemorating special occasions.

Beyond highlighting the city’s dedication to providing unforgettable experiences, the records underscored its natural beauty and varied landscapes. The event marked a historic milestone, reinforcing Ras Al Khaimah’s standing as a global destination for extraordinary New Year’s celebrations.

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