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Ras Al Khaimah sets two Guinness World Records through 2022 fireworks show

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RAS AL KHAIMAH, 1st January, 2022 (WAM) — Welcoming hundreds of thousands of spectators from around the world, the Ras Al Khaimah New Year’s Eve Celebrations (RAKNYE 2022) dazzled all with a spectacular fireworks display that smashed two Guinness World Records.

Ushering in the New Year with a heightened spirit of positivity and optimism, the fireworks show was also a tribute to the UAE as it marks its 50th year of formation and an ode to Ras Al Khaimah’s growing stature as one of the region’s leading tourism destinations.

Rising majestically from the Arabian Gulf, the fireworks display featured innovative pyrotechnic drone performances, over 15,000 effects, spanning an area of over 4.7 kilometres. The 12-minute spectacle was specially choreographed to reflect the joy of reunion with six themes set to epic orchestral music. The symphony of lights and music provided the visitors, several of whom had been camping at designated spots with family and friends from the day before, one of the most enriching festive experiences.

A spokesperson of the organising committee said, "RAKNYE2022 is our tribute to the leadership and people of Ras Al Khaimah and the UAE not only as we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of our nation but also in preparation for the Next 50 Years. Delivering the message of hope, positivity, resilience and confidence, the fireworks display, and the New Year’s Eve festivities brought together people again to celebrate safely. With this event, we once again underlined the reputation of Ras Al Khaimah as the leading tourism destination that welcomes visitors from across the world."

RAKNYE 2020 fireworks display was conducted in a six-act sequence starting with the countdown just before midnight setting the stage for an ephemeral theatre of wonder. Ushering in the New Year with a spectacular tower of lights at a height of 1,055.8 metres (over 1 km) taller than any building in the world. This was followed by the ‘Happy New Year’ message written in the sky with firework drones, the sequence lit up the arena in multiple hues. These two sequences broke two new Guinness World Records for Ras Al Khaimah.

The next sequence was a tribute to the UAE backed by orchestral music, celebrating the achievements of the nation and its people. The elegantly designed fireworks segued to the next act when hundreds of drones displayed the UAE’s 50th Anniversary logo with a brilliant display. What followed was another stunning show that defined the UAE’s ambition for the next 50 years.

The grand finale was in two parts – one a multi-colour display of lights followed by a super-massive expanse of white that illuminated the skyline of Ras Al Khaimah with the message of hope and ambition.

Setting the first Guinness World Records title for the ‘Highest Altitude Multirotor/Drone Fireworks Display’ was the tower of fireworks 1,055.8 metres high, taller than any skyscraper in the world. Using state-of-the-art drone technology, the specially designed fireworks was breathtaking in its scope and scale.

The second Guinness World Records title was for the ‘Most Remote Operated Multirotors/Drones Launching Fireworks Simultaneously’, when 452 drones launched fireworks simultaneously to create the ‘Happy New Year’ visual in the sky. For the feat, the organisers leveraged advanced pyrotechnics and integrated wireless technology, lighting up the shores of the emirate in majestic brilliance.

The fireworks shells for the show, with rapidly changing colours, were developed using a proprietary technology that continues to be closely guarded by the family-owned firework manufacturing business in Italy. More than 5,000 hours of work went into preparing for the show that also deployed over 130 sea pontoons and a fleet of hundreds of pyrotechnic drones.

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UAE condemns terrorist attack in Lahore

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ABU DHABI, 22nd January, 2022 (WAM) — The UAE has condemned the terrorist attack in the Pakistani city of Lahore, which killed of a number of people and left others injured.

In a statement, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation emphasised that the UAE expresses its strong condemnation of these criminal acts, and its permanent rejection of all forms of violence and terrorism aimed at destabilising security and stability, while in contravention of all human values and principles.

The Ministry also expressed its sincere condolences to the victims' families of this heinous crime and wished the injured a speedy recovery.

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Gargash meets with U.S. Special Envoy for Yemen

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ABU DHABI, 22nd January, 2022 (WAM) — Dr. Anwar Gargash, Diplomatic Adviser to the UAE President, met today with U.S. Special Envoy for Yemen, Tim Lenderking, who conveyed U.S' solidarity with the UAE regarding the Houthi terrorist attack.

Dr. Gargash stressed the need for the international community to take a firm stance against these hostile and terrorist acts that threaten international peace and security, emphasising that the terrorist militia carried out a blatant attack, and that the UAE will not hesitate to defend its sovereignty and national security, as it has the legal and moral right to respond and prevent any aggression on its territory.

The Diplomatic Adviser to the UAE President said that the position of the UN Security Council, which unanimously condemned the Houthi's terrorist attacks on civilian facilities in Abu Dhabi, represents a serious international position towards the militia's aggressive behaviour, encroachment on the security of the countries of the region and the Yemeni people, as well as its continuous threat to international maritime navigation.

Dr Gargash called for the need to exercise appropriate international pressure to reach a ceasefire and find a political solution to the Yemeni crisis, and to prevent Houthis from continuing to manipulate the future of Yemen and the region. Noting, in this context, that the re-designation of Houthis as a terrorist group enhances the pressing international diplomatic approach towards finding a solution to the Yemeni crisis, and undermines Houthi's intransigence as they have never committed to any agreements, and will not do so without clear international pressure.

He further stated that the Houthis utilise the Port of Hodeidah as a military facility for financing, arming, and introducing missiles and drones into Yemen to threaten the security of countries in the region, stressing the need for international action to stop these terrorist activities, as the Houthis proved when dealing with the Stockholm Agreement, that they do not abide at all with any charters.

Dr. Gargash re-affirmed his appreciation towards the US position, which condemned and denounced the terrorist attack of the Houthi terrorist militia on civilian areas and facilities in the UAE, calling for increased action with the United States and the international community to stop the Houthi's disregard for the security and stability of the region.

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MoI stops drone flying operations for owners, practitioners and enthusiasts

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ABU DHABI, 22nd January, 2022 (WAM) — The Ministry of Interior (MoI) is currently stopping all flying operations for owners, practitioners and enthusiasts of drones, including drones and light sports aircrafts.

This encompasses also air and sail spots. This was put in place in coordination with the General Authority for Civil Aviation and in line with the relative guidelines.

The decision came after the misuse spotted recently, not limiting the practice of these sports to the areas identified in the user permits and trespassing into areas where these types of activities are prohibited.

The MoI asked individuals and the community to respect the authorities directives namely issued by the MoI, and the General Authority for Civil Aviation, in order to ensure the safety of lives and property, preserving them from unsafe bad practices. Hence, air activities will be suspended as of Saturday, January 22, 2022.

Entities that have work contracts or commercial or advertising projects that rely on filming using drones must communicate with the permit authorities to take the necessary exceptions and permits to carry out their work and projects during this period to avoid any consequences that affect the timing of these projects.

MoI reminded users that anyone performing these activities during that period and disregarding guidelines will be subject to legal liabilities

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