Al Ula’s winter festival is known for a lot of things but its most iconic aspect of it is certainly its hot-air balloon show – and this just got a lot fancier.
Al Ula’s hot air bool show has just broken a world record for the longest ‘glow show’
The Guinness World Record for the longest hot-air balloon glow show was confirmed by an official adjudicator after 100 balloons soared aloft across a 3 km stretch of AlUla’s desert landscape.
Balloonists from 19 countries staged a record-breaking hot air balloon glow show
Glow shows — in which balloonists create choreographed dancing lights set to music by using their burners to illuminate their hot air balloons — are a regular attraction at AlUla’s Winter at Tantora arts, music and culture festival, but this was the most ambitious ever staged.
Romantic balloon ride over Al Ula, Saudi Arabia ✨ pic.twitter.com/NHJc66mP1T
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The international balloonists were participating in Winter at Tantora’s Balloon Festival, and offered festival visitors a chance to glide over AlUla’s spectacular landscape and some of its 7,000 years of archaeological remains, including the UNESCO World Heritage site of Hegra, a 2,000-year-old Nabataean site with well-preserved tombs carved into sandstone cliffs.