Thrillseekers in the UAE can now experience the world’s longest zipline!
The brand new facility based in Ras Al Khaimah – which sees people travel at speeds of up to 150kph at a height of 1,680 metres above sea level on top of Jebel Jais mountain – is now open to the public.
The latest RAK adventure tourism product, entitled: ‘Jebel Jais Flight: The World’s Longest Zipline’ – has also won a Guinness World Record.
The official certification was handed to HH Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Member of Supreme Council and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, by Hoda Khachab, the official adjudicator from Guinness World Records.
Indeed, HH Sheikh Ahmad bin Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi was the first to trial the new adrenaline ride.
“This is a great achievement for RAK’s international tourism ambitions,” said Haitham Mattar, CEO of Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority.
“We are now receiving our largest-ever number of visitor arrivals and are confident that Jebel Jais Flight: the world’s longest zipline, will earn RAK considerable recognition on the local, regional and global stage and propel the destination into the major leagues of global adventure tourism.”
He added: “The Jebel Jais Flight will become RAK’s flagship tourism product and will cement Jebel Jais as the adventure tourism hub of the Middle East. We are expecting to see an increasing number of adventure tourists coming from across the globe to try this bucket list experience.”
And now for some more facts.
Measuring at 2.83 kilometres – the equivalent to over 28 football fields, and spanning the chasm of Jebel Jais, the zipline also weighs more than six tonnes and has been in the planning for over a year.
Thrill-seekers will take to the skies and zip headfirst in a ‘superman’ style position.
The experience will see participants fitted with a special suit and equipment, with the flight itself taking approximately two to three minutes.
Once completed, guests finish on a suspended landing platform – unique in the world – where they are then transferred to a second line, measuring in at 1km, to complete their journey back to the ground.
There are no age restrictions on ‘pilots’ but the requirements are a maximum weight of (150kg) and minimum weight of (45kg) for ‘fliers’ who must be at least 120cm tall. The zipline is priced at AED650 per rider.
For more information and bookings, please visit www.jebeljais.ae.
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