The UAE’s most adventurous Emirate is set to welcome a string of new adrenaline-filled attractions…
Ras Al Khaimah is already home to some top adrenaline-pumping attractions, such as the world’s longest zipline, the Jebel Jais Flight, and Via Ferrata. But, the UAE’s most adventurous Emirate is set to add a string of exciting new additions over the coming months.
Newly launched is the “Jebel Jais Zipline Tour”, a course of seven ziplines that fly over the grand cliffs and canyons of Jebel Jais. Connected by nine platforms, the cluster of seven ziplines cover a total distance of 5km, with the zip lines ranging from 337m long to 1km.
During the course, flyers will navigate the course, reaching speeds of up to 60kmph on the varying ziplines to reach the 15-metre long sky bridge. At 1,250 metres above sea level and 300 metres above the ground, it’s the highest in the UAE, and forms the final part of the exhilarating course.
The new Jebel Jais Zipline Tour is priced at Dhs295 per person on Sundays, Wednesday and Thursday, and Dhs345 per person on Friday and Saturday. The experience lasts roughly two hours, and tickets can now be booked at jebeljais.ae.
Still to come
And that’s not the only new addition. Set to be introduced in the final quarter of 2019 is the ‘Bull Maze’, a field of 35 challenging obstacles suspended in the air at Jebel Jais. The obstacles will be split between three levels on a 20 metre tall structure, challenging participants to test their limits as they navigate the course.
Then at the start of 2020, Jebel Jais will introduce a controlled bungee jump. The bungee jump will sit a height of 1,500 metres above sea level, and 23 metres off the ground. Adrenaline junkies will be flung into the air, with a free fall of 8 metres and controlled fall of 15 metres as they hurtle through the air.
Announced earlier this year, a Bear Grylls Survival Academy will also open sometime in 2020 on Jebel Jais. Slated to open in the first quarter of 2020, the Bear Grylls Survival Academy will offer thrill seekers an opportunity to learn extreme survival techniques through a range of courses.