31 December 2022


Drones create the largest 'Happy New Year 2023' message in the skies of Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates


Source: Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority

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 - 600 drones break two Guinness World Record titles:

- Largest number of operated multi-rotors/drones with a simultaneous fireworks display 

- Largest aerial sentence formed by multirotors/Drones

 - Heavy payload pyro drones display at a height of 1,100 metres 

 - Accompanied by fireworks for 12 minutes, covering 4.7km from Al Marjan Island to Al Hamra Village in Ras Al Khaimah

Story: Ringing in 2023 in style, the Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah in the United Arab Emirates is set to welcome in the New Year with impressive fireworks displays to musical rhythms, as it pushes to break two Guinness World Records titles.

Featuring pyro drones, nano lights, colours and shapes choreographed to electric beats, the #RAKNYE2023 celebrations aims to break world records with its innovative and impressive technology. 

Covering a 4.7km stretch along the waterfront between Al Marjan Island and Al Hamra Village, visitors to and residents of Ras Al Khaimah will see-in the New Year with a 12-minute pyro musical fireworks display at a height of 1,100 metres. It will feature 600 drones in an attempt to break the current Guinness World Record of 458 drones. 

Looking to break titles for the ‘Largest number of operated multi-rotors/drones with a simultaneous fireworks display’, and to set a new world record for the ‘Largest Aerial Sentence Formed by Multirotors/Drones’, the fireworks show will be delivered at the greatest of heights as it smashes into the World Record Books with these two major feats. 

Other: About Ras Al Khaimah

Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) is the northernmost of the seven Emirates that make up the United Arab Emirates. It is known for its diverse landscape, from 64km of beaches, to deserts and imposing mountains, as well as its rich history, dating back 7,000 years. It has many archaeological sites, four of which have been shortlisted on UNESCO’s tentative list of World Heritage Sites.      

The Emirate’s Jebel Jais mountain, which is the highest peak in the UAE, boasts attractions including Jais Flight, the world’s longest zipline at almost 3km, Jais Sledder, the region’s longest toboggan ride, 1484 by Puro, the UAE’s highest restaurant, as well as a host of other adventure pursuits. 

In recognition of its safe environment for visitors, the Emirate became the first city in the world to be certified as ‘safe’ by Bureau Veritas and the first Emirate to receive the World Travel and Tourism Council’s (WTTC) ‘safe travels’ stamp.  

Ras Al Khaimah is centrally located at the modern crossroads between Europe, Asia and Africa, with one third of the world’s population within four hours flying time, making it an ideal location for businesses to expand into the UAE, the Middle East and Africa region and beyond.  

The Emirate boasts one of the most diverse economies in the region, with no single sector accounting for more than 26% of the Emirate’s GDP – a critical advantage that enhances Ras Al Khaimah’s economic flexibility and strength.

For more than a decade, Ras Al Khaimah has been consistently rated in the ‘A’ range by Fitch and Standard & Poor’s international ratings agencies. The Emirate is home to more than 38,000 businesses from 100 countries, representing over 50 diverse economic fields, all of which are benefiting from the excellent quality of life on offer, the competitive cost of housing and labor, modern infrastructure – including an international airport and the largest bulk seaport in the region – and state-of-the-art industrial areas and business parks.    

Ras Al Khaimah is home to 107 schools. Its Higher Education institutions include the American University of Ras Al Khaimah, RAK Medical & Health Sciences University, the Higher Colleges of Technology and campuses of the University of Bolton and the University of Stirling, both from the UK.

Ras Al Khaimah is a multicultural society, with an estimated population of 0.4 million people in 2021, up from 0.345 million in 2015, when 37% of the population were local Emirati.    

With year-round sunshine, a straightforward business set-up, and a competitive and affordable cost of living, Ras Al Khaimah is the informed choice for business, lifestyle and travel.   

About Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA)

The Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA) was established in May 2011 under the government of Ras Al Khaimah. RAKTDA aims to develop the Emirate’s tourism infrastructure and establish Ras Al Khaimah as a world-class destination for leisure and business travel, creating sustainable investment opportunities and enhancing the quality of life for its residents. In order to achieve its goals, the Authority has a government mandate to license, regulate and monitor the Emirate’s tourism and hospitality industry.

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Shows:  Ras Al Khaimah, New Year 2023 

GVs: New Year’s Eve countdown

GVs: Happy New Year 2023 drone message

GVs: Ras Al Khaimah logo in drones

GVs: Drone flying through hotel arch to see fireworks

GVs: Aerial and wides of fireworks

Soundbites: Raki Phillips, CEO, Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (in English and Arabic)

31 December 2022