“Al-Ula” wins Guinness title of longest glowing balloon show

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19 pilots from 19 countries around the world participated in the event


The Royal Commission for Al-Ula Governorate was awarded the Guinness Book of Records for the longest display of incandescent balloons in the world, with the participation of 100 balloons that decorated the sky of Al-Ula, northwest of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, for a distance exceeding three kilometers.

And participated in the event 19 pilots from 19 countries around the world, who succeeded in setting the new record in the framework of the activities of the “Winter Tantura” festival currently held in Al-Ula.

The glowing balloon shows, in which the pilots create dance lighting designed to match the music by using their flame lights to highlight the balloon envelope, are a major event that attracts many guests during the Al Tanta Winter Festival to celebrate art, music and culture.

The event was attended by representatives of Guinness World Records, in which 100 balloons participated with a separation distance of 30 meters; to verify and announce this world record, to end the festival of airships within the “Winter Tantura” a wonderful ceremonial end.

“We are very proud to have set a record within the Guinness World Records by this enchanting display of airships that have decorated the sky of Al-Ula with its dazzling colors and lights,” said the CEO of the Royal Commission for Al-Ula Governorate, “Amr Al-Madani”, who is president of the Saudi Balloon Federation. This was not an easy matter, as it required very careful planning and coordination to ensure the greatest success.

He added: We were pleased with this achievement after our efforts were tied to breaking this record to create a timeless night in the history and memories of modern Al-Ula, as this contributes to introducing the world to the unique opportunities that Al-Ola presents to the world as a prominent global destination.

And participated in the balloon festival, which was held within the activities of “Winter Tantura”, certified international pilots with great experience, and they have commercial airline licenses, and provided visitors to the festival the opportunity to fly through the wonderful landscapes in Al-Ula and some of its archaeological areas dating back 7000 years; This includes the Kingdom’s first sites on the UNESCO World Heritage List, Al-Hajar, which is a Nabati site dating back 2000 years, and it includes tombs carved into the rock formations with engraved facades, amazingly preserved.

In trying to break the new record, safety was a top priority, as regulators and support teams monitored the wind conditions and the distances between airships. The display of glowing airships within “Tantura Winter” events usually included only 25 airships.

The Winter Tantura Winter Festival, whose second edition is currently held in Al Ula, will run until March 7, 2020, and includes a range of first-class entertainment, cultural, artistic and sports events, including concerts at the Maraya Theater, which is covered with giant mirrors to reflect the magic of the surrounding nature. , As well as the Cavaliers Race and Horse Endurance Forum on the first of February.
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“Al-Ula” wins Guinness title of longest glowing balloon show

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The Royal Commission for Al-Ula Governorate was awarded the Guinness Book of Records for the longest display of incandescent balloons in the world, with the participation of 100 balloons that decorated the sky of Al-Ula, northwest of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, for a distance exceeding three kilometers.

And participated in the event 19 pilots from 19 countries around the world, who succeeded in setting the new record in the framework of the activities of the “Winter Tantura” festival currently held in Al-Ula.

The glowing balloon shows, in which the pilots create dance lighting designed to match the music by using their flame lights to highlight the balloon envelope, are a major event that attracts many guests during the Al Tanta Winter Festival to celebrate art, music and culture.

The event was attended by representatives of Guinness World Records, in which 100 balloons participated with a separation distance of 30 meters; to verify and announce this world record, to end the festival of airships within the “Winter Tantura” a wonderful ceremonial end.

“We are very proud to have set a record within the Guinness World Records by this enchanting display of airships that have decorated the sky of Al-Ula with its dazzling colors and lights,” said the CEO of the Royal Commission for Al-Ula Governorate, “Amr Al-Madani”, who is president of the Saudi Balloon Federation. This was not an easy matter, as it required very careful planning and coordination to ensure the greatest success.

He added: We were pleased with this achievement after our efforts were tied to breaking this record to create a timeless night in the history and memories of modern Al-Ula, as this contributes to introducing the world to the unique opportunities that Al-Ola presents to the world as a prominent global destination.

And participated in the balloon festival, which was held within the activities of “Winter Tantura”, certified international pilots with great experience, and they have commercial airline licenses, and provided visitors to the festival the opportunity to fly through the wonderful landscapes in Al-Ula and some of its archaeological areas dating back 7000 years; This includes the Kingdom’s first sites on the UNESCO World Heritage List, Al-Hajar, which is a Nabati site dating back 2000 years, and it includes tombs carved into the rock formations with engraved facades, amazingly preserved.

In trying to break the new record, safety was a top priority, as regulators and support teams monitored the wind conditions and the distances between airships. The display of glowing airships within “Tantura Winter” events usually included only 25 airships.

The Winter Tantura Winter Festival, whose second edition is currently held in Al Ula, will run until March 7, 2020, and includes a range of first-class entertainment, cultural, artistic and sports events, including concerts at the Maraya Theater, which is covered with giant mirrors to reflect the magic of the surrounding nature. , As well as the Cavaliers Race and Horse Endurance Forum on the first of February.

January 24, 2020 – 29 Jumada I 1441

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19 pilots from 19 countries around the world participated in the event

The Royal Commission for Al-Ula Governorate was awarded the Guinness Book of Records for the longest display of incandescent balloons in the world, with the participation of 100 balloons that decorated the sky of Al-Ula, northwest of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, for a distance exceeding three kilometers.

And participated in the event 19 pilots from 19 countries around the world, who succeeded in setting the new record in the framework of the activities of the “Winter Tantura” festival currently held in Al-Ula.

The glowing balloon shows, in which the pilots create dance lighting designed to match the music by using their flame lights to highlight the balloon envelope, are a major event that attracts many guests during the Al Tanta Winter Festival to celebrate art, music and culture.

The event was attended by representatives of Guinness World Records, in which 100 balloons participated with a separation distance of 30 meters; to verify and announce this world record, to end the festival of airships within the “Winter Tantura” a wonderful ceremonial end.

“We are very proud to have set a record within the Guinness World Records by this enchanting display of airships that have decorated the sky of Al-Ula with its dazzling colors and lights,” said the CEO of the Royal Commission for Al-Ula Governorate, “Amr Al-Madani”, who is president of the Saudi Balloon Federation. This was not an easy matter, as it required very careful planning and coordination to ensure the greatest success.

He added: We were pleased with this achievement after our efforts were tied to breaking this record to create a timeless night in the history and memories of modern Al-Ula, as this contributes to introducing the world to the unique opportunities that Al-Ola presents to the world as a prominent global destination.

And participated in the balloon festival, which was held within the activities of “Winter Tantura”, certified international pilots with great experience, and they have commercial airline licenses, and provided visitors to the festival the opportunity to fly through the wonderful landscapes in Al-Ula and some of its archaeological areas dating back 7000 years; This includes the Kingdom’s first sites on the UNESCO World Heritage List, Al-Hajar, which is a Nabati site dating back 2000 years, and it includes tombs carved into the rock formations with engraved facades, amazingly preserved.

In trying to break the new record, safety was a top priority, as regulators and support teams monitored the wind conditions and the distances between airships. The display of glowing airships within “Tantura Winter” events usually included only 25 airships.

The Winter Tantura Winter Festival, whose second edition is currently held in Al Ula, will run until March 7, 2020, and includes a range of first-class entertainment, cultural, artistic and sporting events, including concerts at the Maraya Theater, which is covered with giant mirrors to reflect the magic of the surrounding nature. , As well as the Cavaliers Race and Horse Endurance Forum on the first of February.

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