Ras Al Khaimah drone and fireworks display attracted 50,000 spectators

Ras Al Khaimah drone and fireworks display attracted 50,000 spectators

The event also secured two Guinness World Records 

Ras Al Khaimah welcomed the New Year with another record-breaking fireworks and drone display.

The eight-minute display set two new Guinness World Records lighting up the skies along the 4.5km stretch of Ras Al Khaimah’s waterfront.

Already holding several Guinness World Records for its New Year’s Eve shows, the emirate made history once again, securing Guinness World Records for the ‘Longest chain of aquatic floating fireworks’ and the 'Longest straight-line drones display’.

The emirate's headline-grabbing New Year's Eve celebrations, hosted by the Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA), are tailored to attract tourists and raise awareness of the destination.

The show featured ground-breaking techniques that have never been attempted before using a combination of 1,050 LED drones, a ‘carpet’ of aquatic floating fireworks and acrobatic pyro planes display inspired by Ras Al Khaimah’s natural attractions – the desert, sea and mountains – all choreographed to music specially composed for the event.

Bringing the entire community together, the festivities attracted some 50,000 spectators and saw hotels across the emirate fully booked, making it the most visited show to date. 


The event offered various viewing areas open to the public, featuring family activities, food trucks and live entertainment. Ticketed event SoundFest hosted live bands from around the world to entertain crowds during the first hours of 2024.

Commenting on the spectacle, Raki Phillips, CEO of RAKTDA, said: “Breaking two more Guinness World Records titles set the stage for an unforgettable night of celebrations, bringing together thousands of visitors and residents. Last year was an exceptional year for tourism in Ras Al Khaimah with the highest ever annual number of visitors recorded, propelling the 'Nature Emirate' further in attracting more than 3 million annual visitors by 2030.”

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