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This UAE emirate broke two world records on New Year's Eve

This UAE emirate broke two world records on New Year's Eve

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Text: Meeran Mekkaoui


Image: Timeout Dubai

13 minutes, 11,000 fireworks and two world records - Ras Al Khaimah knows how to dazzle during New Year's Eve...

Whilst we all know that the UAE is home to one of the world's best firework displays, this year's spectacle was perhaps one of the best ones yet. 

Dubai's famous Burj Khalifa skyscraper held a beautiful display of fireworks (following last year's laser light show) and Ras Al Khaimah casually broke a few world records.

RAK broke not one, but two, world records on New Year's Eve. It earned itself the Guinness World Record for the longest chain of fireworks and the longest straight line of fireworks.

Lasting for a total of 13 minutes, the longest chain of fireworks saw a total length of fireworks that measured 4.6km and the record for the longest straight line of fireworks spanned an area of 13km along Al Marjan Island.

According to Time Out Dubai, Abdulla Al Abdouli, Managing Director & CEO of Marjan, said: "The spectacular event highlighted the reputation of Ras Al Khaimah as the must-visit destination for celebrating the New Year's Eve. With visitors arriving from across the world, the event served to highlight the touristic appeal of Ras Al Khaimah and to position it as a fast-growing leisure and commercial hub in the region."

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