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RAK's Al Marjan Island plans 'never attempted before' NYE celebrations

Ras Al Khaimah destination says firework display will attract people from all over the world to bring in 2018

RAK's Al Marjan Island plans 'never attempted before' NYE celebrations

Al Marjan Island, a destination in Ras Al Khaimah, has announced plans to usher in the New Year with a spectacular firework display "never attempted before".

Island chiefs say the event will attract visitors from all over the world, rivalling the tradition NYE event that takes place in Downtown Dubai.

Abdullah Al Abdooli, managing director of Al Marjan Island, said: “We are pushing the boundaries and going beyond the obvious with this year’s New Year’s Eve gala, which has traditionally been popular with residents and visitors throughout the UAE.”

He said a team of 30 engineers, pyrotechnicians, fabricators and others are working on the project led by Phil Grucci, creative director of Fireworks by Grucci.

Abdooli added that environment-friendly, organic material such as wood, Sulphur, charcoal from trees, water from the sea and metals from the ground will be used for the actual shells of the fireworks. All internal components have been conceptualised and assembled by Grucci at its factories in New York and Virginia.

More details on the Al Marjan Island fireworks gala including visitor viewing areas, parking and access routes, will be revealed in due course, with the celebration telecast live and through social media networks.

Located in Ras Al Khaimah, Al Marjan Island extends 4.5km into the sea and covers an area of 2.7 million sq m.

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