KSA | Saudi Al-Ula Celebrates Guinness World Record For Longest Hot Air Balloon Glow Show

ALULA | SAUDI ARABIA – – Saudi Arabia’s Al-Ula Province won the Guinness World Records (GWR) title for Longest hot air balloon glow show with 100 balloons having spread across 3 km over the desert.

Balloonists from 19 countries around the world around the world completed the record breaking attempt as part of ongoing Winter at Tantora festival in north west Saudi Arabia.

Glow shows are a regular attraction at Al-Ula ongoing  Winter at Tantora arts, music and culture festival. An official adjudicator from GWR attended the event which saw the 100 balloons stationed 30 meters apart, to verify the official attempt as the hot air ballooning festival at Winter at Tantora came to an ends.

For his part, Amr Al Madabi, CEO of the Royal Commission for Al-Ula, and president of SAHAB, the Saudi Arabian Balloon Federation, said: “We are enormously proud to have been recognized by GWR for this achievement”.

“This was a tremendously complex task in planning and coordination to ensure that it was achieved with maximum impact and it was truly a night to remember and demonstrates once again the extraordinary opportunities that Al-Ula has to offer in every sphere as a destination”, he added.

The balloonists who took part in the event were all certified experts who hold commercial pilot’s licenses.

They offered festival attendees the opportunity to glide over and through Al-Ula’s spectacular landscape and some of its 7,000 years of archaeological remains.

Winter at Tantora runs until March 7, and features a range of top-class entertainment, cultural, arts and sporting events, including concerts at the mirrored Maraya concert hall and the Fursan horse endurance race on Feb.1.

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