Al Marjan Island, a world-class island destination in Ras Al Khaimah, will usher in the New Year with a spectacular firework display never attempted before. The mega-event will welcome visitors from across the world, underlining the destination as a definitive tourist and leisure destination.
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.”
A team of 30 engineers, pyrotechnicians, fabricators and others are working on the project led by Phil Grucci, Creative Director of Fireworks by Grucci. 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. The celebration will be telecast live and through social media networks.
Located in Ras Al Khaimah, Al Marjan Island extends 4.5 kilometres into the sea and covers an area of 2.7 million sq m. A luxury destination, Al Marjan Island supports Ras Al Khaimah’s economy by powering the tourism, hospitality and property sectors, and contributes to the UAE’s reputation as a business and leisure hub.