Setting a precedent for the rest of 2019, Abu Dhabi is preparing to create a Guinness World Record for the longest sentence created using fireworks. By Gayatri Moodliar
A 10-minute pyrotechnics extravaganza at the Corniche, the show aims to spell out ‘Happy New Year 2019’ using iron ‘sky towers’ to create letters as tall as 40 metres in a myriad of colours and formations, thereby creating a new Guinness World Record according to the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi.
But, believe it or not, that’s not even the full extent of what’s planned for Abu Dhabi’s NYE. There’ll be displays at Emirates Palace, Yas Marina and Al Maryah Island, as well as Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium in Al Ain and at the Al Dhafra Festival in Madinat Zayed, no matter where you are in the city, you can find a place to bring in 2019 with a cheer you won’t forget.
And, if you’re after more than just visuals, there’s also going to be a concert featuring Myriam Fares and the ‘Father of Mediterranean Music’ Amr Diab at Al Maryah Island, which will be free to attend—for the first 1,500 entrants.
It’s been quite the record-breaking year for the city as 2018 also saw the capital-based group VPS Healthcare create the ‘Longest awareness ribbon’ for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which went on for more than four kilometres.