DUBAI, 3rd January, 2023 (WAM) — DAMAC Group has facilitated the highest altitude skydiving fireworks display, marking a Guinness Book World Record.
In association with Skydive Dubai, DAMAC achieved the grand feat by setting the mark at 5,130m (16,830 ft 27 in), breaking the existing record of 4,907.28m (16,000 ft 100in).
The record-breaking attempt was made on 7th December as part of the celebrations to honour a milestone in DAMAC’s 40th-anniversary celebrations.
“This is a momentous year and month for us. Not only are we celebrating 40 years since the inception of the DAMAC Group, but we have also had an excellent year in terms of project announcements and sales. We have made some big announcements, including our expansion in North America, Germany, the UK and the Maldives, and have also drawn ambitious plans for our digital transition journey. Nothing would match the excitement to resonate with such a record-breaking year than to break another record! We are thankful to the Skydive team for their support and cooperation,” said Niall McLoughlin, Senior Vice President at DAMAC.
Javad Khoramifar, member of Skydive Dubai’s senior management team, said, “Skydive Dubai has always endeavoured to proudly represent Dubai and the UAE on the global stage. It is recognised for its extraordinary and innovative pursuit of excellence in aerial sports and is home to adventurous enthusiasts across the globe. We were happy to collaborate with the DAMAC Group on such an important occasion in their calendar to achieve this new record.”
The certificate was presented to Ali Sajwani, Managing Director of DAMAC, and Abdullah bin Habtoor, Chief Portfolio Management Officer of Shamal Holding, on 15th December, during a gala gathering organised by DAMAC as part of its anniversary celebrations.
The evening also hosted an 8-minute firework display and a performance by America’s Got Talent winners, the Lebanese women dance troupe, Mayyas.