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Abu Dhabi: More than one million visitors visit Sheikh Zayed Festival to watch fireworks

Abu Dhabi: More than one million visitors visit Sheikh Zayed Festival to watch fireworks

The largest fireworks display lasted for more than 40 minutes, with more than 3,000 drones in the air during the show

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NYE Sheikh Zayed Festival courtesy WAM

The Sheikh Zayed Festival witnessed over one million visitors, from the UAE and outside the country, who gathered at Al Wathba to welcome the New Year with a record-breaking fireworks display and drone show.

The festival grounds were filled with spectators who witnessed the spectacular shows, which lasted for around 60 minutes for the first time in the region and were documented by the Guinness World Records, according to the state news agency, WAM.

The largest fireworks display lasted for more than 40 minutes, with more than 3,000 drones in the air during the show that successfully broke three Guinness World Records.

Al-Waleed Osman, Guinness World Records Aadjudicator, confirmed that the Sheikh Zayed Festival was able to break four records during the event, three of which are for the fireworks display and a new record was set by the magnificent drone show.

He explained that most girandola fireworks were launched in 30 seconds; most fireworks pinwheels were launched in 30 seconds and most repeated firework image was formed in 30 seconds; in addition to the multirotor/drone, the largest formation of a quick response (QR) code formed by drones.

“We are pleased to be at the Sheikh Zayed Festival to witness its 2023 New Year’s celebrations, and we extend our congratulations to the organisers, who consistently break records annually in order to delightfully entertain the audience,” Osman added.

The Emirates Fountain and Laser Shows also featured stunning musical and laser displays.

Additionally, visitors also experienced the culture of different countries through cultural dances and live music presentations on the various pavilion stages around the grounds.

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