The world's longest zipline unveiled in Ras Al Khaimah
And here’s everything you need to know about it…
The UAE is already home to the world’s longest urban zipline, which soars 44 floors above Dubai Marina. And now, it’s also home to the world’s longest zipline, which has just opened in Ras Al Khaimah.
‘Jebel Jais Flight: The World’s Longest Zipline’ was officially inaugurated this morning, after HH Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Ras Al Khaimah’s ruler was the first person to complete it.
Measuring 2.83 kilometers long (that’s the equivalent of more than 28 football pitches), the record-breaking zipline runs through the mountains of Jebel Jais at a hair-raising 1,680 metres above sea level.
And here’s what it looks like:
All ages are welcome to take on the death-defying zip line, but ‘fliers’ have to be between 45kg and 150kg in weight and at least 120 cm tall. It costs Dhs650 per person.
So how does it work?
When you first get to Jebel Jais (it’s about an hour drive from Dubai), you get kitted out in the zip-lining kit, as well as getting a safety briefing at the welcome center. Then, it’s a trip up to the top of the launching platform. Designed to look like a giant falcon, it stands at an impressive (and oh so scary) 1,680 metres above sea level.
With a quick safety reminder, you’re strapped in superman style, and off you soar.
The 2.83km trip takes then reaches speeds of up to 120km. But the fun doesn’t end when you hit the first suspended platform, as there’s a second part of the zipline.
The suspended platform, which has an oh-so insta-worthy transparent floor is stationed 80 metres above the ground. From here, you’ll get to do a secondary 1km zipline which lands you back at the foot of the mountains.
When you’re done, you’ll get an official Jebel Jais flight certificate, a picture against the Jebel Jais Wall of Fame and, for a limited time, go pro footage of your flight.
Jebel Jais Flight: The World’s Longest Zipline, Jebel Jais, Ras Al Khaimah, Dhs650. Tel: (07) 204 6250. More info on website
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