The Organising Committee for Ras Al Khaimah New Year’s Eve Celebrations has announced its preparations for welcoming 2021, with a focus on ensuring public safety in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. The event includes fireworks in various shapes and themes rising above the sea near Al-Marjan Island, over a 4km stretch, in tune with special musical arrangements for a total of 10 minutes to welcome the New Year.
RAKNYE2021 will be held without public activities or viewing areas to ensure the safety of the public, while adhering to social distancing protocols.
Since the celebration of New Year coincides with the weekend, families will find a special time awaits in Ras Al Khaimah, with all the hotels in Al-Hamra Village and Al-Marjan Island featuring dedicated viewing areas that will be the safest in the region to celebrate the New Year in style.
Only hotel guests, residents, ticket holders of special events and diners of surrounding restaurants will have access to these areas, in addition to essential hotel staff and operational teams responsible for organising the fireworks. The celebrations will be telecasted live on television networks, social media channels and at raknye.com.
A spokesperson of the organising committee said: “Organising the event requires comprehensive planning and cooperation, bringing together local and federal government agencies and private companies. The precautionary measures aim to ensure the wellness and safety of all visitors, staff and the Ras Al Khaimah community, while underlining the Emirate’s distinction as the GCC Capital of Tourism 2021.”
The Organising Committee reiterated its focus on taking all precautionary measures through continuous coordination with the National Authority for Emergency, Crisis and Disaster Management and the Ministry of Health and Prevention. There will be real-time follow-up on visitor density at all hotels in Al-Hamra Village and Al-Marjan Island. Every attendee must follow safety guidelines.
Ras Al Khaimah made history with the New Year’s Eve Gala of 2020, which won the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ titles for the ‘Most Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for Launching Fireworks Simultaneously’ and the ‘Longest Fireworks Waterfall’. These take the total number of GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ titles set for fireworks hosted by Ras Al Khaimah to five in just three years.