Ras Al Khaimah, recently named Gulf Tourism Capital for the second consecutive year, is all set to host one of the world’s largest pyrotechnics performances to welcome 2021.
The emirate’s New Year’s Eve Fireworks will feature 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.
With no on-ground activities or general viewing areas allocated for the celebrations this year, in compliance with the emirate’s social distancing protocols, the fireworks display will be broadcast live via television networks, social media channels and on raknye.com, for the world to tune into, starting at 11.45pm on December 31, 2020.
To celebrate the end of the year and welcome 2021, Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA) has announced a list of the most exciting options to delve into. While there will be no public viewing locations allocated for the fireworks, hotels will welcome guests to enjoy uninterrupted views of the show from their premises.
Among the hotels is Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah, where Peacock Alley and Camelia Terrace will host a buffet dinner featuring international cuisines and a free-flowing selection of premium beverages at the Camelia Terrace. The gala will also showcase live performances of musicians including the legendary pop-flamenco band, Gipsyland and much more. Prices start from AED 1,600.
The countdown begins at the Marjan Restaurant where an evening of stars, an elaborate set menu dinner and festive music and entertainment awaits. Guests can view the Ras Al Khaimah’s New Year’s Eve Fireworks from the terrace of the restaurant offering the ultimate viewing experience.
More hotels across the emirate will host different types of celebrations.