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The 2018 Ras Al Khaimah New Year’s Eve Fireworks by Al Marjan Island will attempt to set a Guinness World Records title on December... RAK targets fireworks’ Guinness World Record on New Year’s Eve

The 2018 Ras Al Khaimah New Year’s Eve Fireworks by Al Marjan Island will attempt to set a Guinness World Records title on December 31, 2017, for the ‘Largest aerial firework shell’, with fireworks going up from 120 sites to create a spectacular canopy never seen before.

Al Marjan Island has joined hands with Ras Al Khaimah’s government entities, including Ras Al Khaimah Public Works, to create two new public view areas and more than 5,000 additional public car parking spaces around Al Marjan Island to accommodate visitors on New Year’s Eve.

Focused on ensuring the highest standards of safety, the event is set to welcome thousands of visitors to watch the UAE’s most spectacular New Year’s Eve fireworks. A team of 30 engineers, pyro technicians, fabricators and others are working on the project led by Phil Grucci, Creative Director of Fireworks by Grucci.

Abdullah Al Abdooli, Managing Director of Al Marjan Island, said: “This year, we are creating a dynamic new experience that will add to the pride of Ras Al Khaimah and our nation through a spectacular firework display. As an official Guinness World Records title attempt, we are working with the concerned government authorities to organise the event seamlessly and to the highest standards of safety.”

The 2018 Ras Al Khaimah New Year’s Eve Fireworks by Al Marjan Island will run along the entire shoreline of the mega-waterfront development. Al Marjan Island authorities have urged the public to abide by Ras Al Khaimah Police traffic regulations as well as the on-site arrangements regarding viewing the fireworks for their safety and convenience. Yachting enthusiasts can watch the fireworks from the sea provided they secure permits from 8pm on December 31, 2017, and abide by the regulations.

Visitors can reach the site before 8pm to secure comfortable public viewing areas, which will be located on and around Al Marjan Island. Access to the viewing decks and to the main entrance of Al Marjan Island will be closed at 10pm on New Year’s Eve.

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