RAS AL KHAIMAH: With preparations ongoing at full swing to host the Ras Al Khaimah New Year’s Eve celebration, this year, there is more reason for residents and visitors to be delighted with the spectacular event that is set to create two new Guinness World Records.
To ensure that the hundreds of thousands of visitors can enjoy the festivities effortlessly, the authorities are adding more public viewing areas located strategically along Al Marjan Island, the flagship development by Marjan, the main location of the event as well as in Al Hamra.
A wide range of family-oriented activities will be held on-ground that will keep the visitors engaged and enthralled until the countdown begins for what promises to be another mesmersising display of fireworks.
Not to miss out this year is a Concert and Gala Dinner that will be headlined by multi-Platinum singer, songwriter, and fashion icon, Najwa Karam, and celebrity singer Waleed Al Shami.
The dinner gala to be held at the Al Hamra International Convention Centre located on the waterfront near Waldorf Astoria will host only 1,000 people. Book early to avoid the disappointment of meeting with some of the top celebrities. Tickets can be bought through Platinum List and are available in three packages – Silver, Gold and Diamond. For more details, log on to: www.raknye.com
Announcing the details of the event, a steering committee spokesperson, said: “This year, our focus is not only on offering the grandest to date celebration but also to enhance the convenience of our visitors. We have three strategically located public viewing areas, activities for all the family member including children, food trucks and more than 20,000 car parks to serve the visitors. We are also undertaking extensive preparations on-ground to assure easy entry and exit, and the safety and security of the visitors. The event has already raised expectations and hotel bookings are robust. We expect a record turn-out for the event, including international visitors that will add to the tourism sector of the emirate.”
Among the special features of this year’s fireworks display are the use of pyro-drones, which will create a spectacular display – starting with the countdown to the New Year and going on to recreating the key monuments in the Emirate through laser displays and pyrotechnics. The pyro-drones will also be used for a majestic grand finale that marks the bid for a Guinness World Record. Another novelty factor is the Japanese aerial shell fireworks display, which is being brought to the region for the very first time.
Dedicated social media channels for the celebration have been launched at raskalkhaimahnye.com and raknye.com. Follow them for real-time updates and more details of the show. Last year, the Ras Al Khaimah New Year’s Eve set two Guinness World Records – for the ‘Longest chain of fireworks’ and for the ‘Longest straight line of fireworks’ while the 2018 celebration set a new world record for the ‘Largest aerial firework shell’. Watch the 2020 sneak peek video here. News Desk