RAS Al Khaimah successfully set two Guinness World Records for the ‘longest chain of fireworks’ and ‘longest straight line of fireworks’ on the eve of the New Year, 2019.

The longest chain exceeded 4.6 kilometers and featured 11,284 fireworks devices, besting the previous record for deploying 10,005 devices set by ‘Viejas Casino & Resort’ in the US in 2014.

The fireworks were deployed from 52 sites along Al Marjan Island and the waterways of Ras Al Khaimah’s coastline. The show was set to international music compositions and the record was set in just 40 seconds.

Also, a fireworks show spanned an area of 13km, besting the earlier record set over a distance of 11.38 kilometres.

The display had the largest calibre of aerial shell at a diameter of 600mm, the largest used in the UAE for any fireworks display during this New Year’s Eve.

The record was set in 12.06 minutes, with fireworks positioned at 13 sites across Al Marjan Island and the waterways along the RAK shoreline.

There were themed chapters for the show, which was set to international music compositions.

The 2019 New Year’s Eve fireworks, which lasted for 13 minutes and 20 seconds, were organized by Marjan, with the support of Ras Al Khaimah’s government entities, and put together by “Fireworks by Grucci.”

The event was telecast internationally, and its images and videos shared on social media by millions more. (JL/GulfNews)