That's one way to usher in the new year!
To celebrate the end of 2021, Ras Al Khaimah (one of the cities that make up the United Arab Emirates) set off a 12-minute fireworks show like never before. In fact, the jaw-dropping display broke two Guinness World Records.
To start, they nabbed the title for the Highest Altitude Multirotor/Drone Fireworks Display, as their tower measured in at almost 3,464 feet high, which is taller than any skyscraper in the world.
The spectacle also received the title for the Most Remote Operated Multirotors/Drones Launching Fireworks Simultaneously, as 452 drones launched fireworks at the same time to create the "Happy New Year" visual in the sky.
The show, which took place over the Arabian Gulf, featured a sequence of six acts, all with different colors and effects and set to orchestral music. The event was extra special this year as it also served as a celebration of the UAE's 50th year of formation.
"#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 Year," a spokesman said. "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."
Overall, more than 5,000 hours of work went into the show.
Plenty of locals and tourists were able to witness the show from viewing decks, while others watched via a website.
Ras Al Khaimah has earned Guinness World Records for their previous NYE fireworks shows as well.
In 2019, they came out on top for the Longest Chain of Fireworks and the Longest Straight-Line Fireworks Display, while 2020 brought them the titles for the Most Remote Operated Multirotors/Drones Launching Fireworks Simultaneously and the Longest Firework Waterfall.