The Royal Commission for AlUla has achieved the Guinness World Records title for the largest hot air balloon glow show for a display spanning over three kilometers with 100 hot air balloons in AlUla, Saudi Arabia.

The successful attempt consisted of certified balloonists from 19 countries and took place during the ongoing Winter at Tantora music and culture festival.

The record-breaking glow shows broke the record artistically by displaying choreographed dancing lights, set to the rhythm of music by using balloon burners to illuminate the envelope of the colourful balloons.

the longest hot air balloon glow show spanning over three kilometres

The festival activities included a fun opportunity for attendees to participate in the record-breaking attempt by flying across the sky in the hot-air balloons that overlooked AlUla’s spectacular landscape; rich with 7,000 years of archaeological remains. Hegra is the first Saudi Arabian UNESCO World Heritage site, dating back to 2000 years filled with well-preserved stone tombs carved naturally into sandstone cliffs.

"This was a magical occasion as 100 balloons lit up the skies of AlUla and we are enormously proud to have been recognised by Guinness World Records for this achievement." - Amr Al Madani, CEO of the Royal Commission for AlUla, and president of SAHAB, the Saudi Arabian Balloon Federation

The Royal Commission for AlUla celebrating achieving the longest hot air balloon glow show

“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," Amr Al Madani continued. 

"It demonstrates once again the extraordinary opportunities that AlUla has to offer in every sphere as a destination.”

Winter at Tantora festival will run until the 7th of March 2020. To learn more about the festival’s activities and culture, visit