World’s Longest Zip Line In Ras Al Khaimah, UAE – Places to Visit in UAE
Adrenaline junkies should be able to test their nerve on the world’s longest zip line – in Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates. The zip line is just one of several new adventure-based activities in the pipeline for this rocky emirate.
The UAE’s outdoors and adventure hub is set to open the new tourist attraction, adding to a growing list of attractions being developed around Jebel Jais, the UAE’s highest point. The mountain is also in the development stages of a huge observation deck, which will feature viewing spots, picnic areas as well as a visitor’s centre and even food trucks.
Where is the world’s longest zip line located?
Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates
Things you should know about this new zip line:
1. The zip line will open in the first week of December, 2017 and will accomodate 250 people per day.
2. It will be one of a kind with a focus on eco-tourism using solar energy and locally sourced materials
3. The zip line is planned to be longer than 28 football fields.
4. The current Guinness World Record for the longest zip line of 2,200 metres is held by ‘The Monster’ in Puerto Rico, which is the one this unnamed zip line plans to challenge.
5. Jebel Jais is around 1930 metres in height and is also the location of UAE’s first zip line, Via Ferrata (470 metres long)
6. The world’s highest zip line now is The Tyrolienne in France at an altitude of 3,230 metres.
Is there any age restriction?
It will be open to all ages – though riders must weigh between 35kg and 150kg, and meet a minimum height requirement of 120cm. It will consist of two lines, so friends and family can take the flight together.
What can we expect at world’s longest zip line in Ras Al Khaimah?
The zipline will fly adrenaline junkies over the edge of a 1,823 metre drop at Jebel Jais, before propelling you at speeds of up to 130kmh.
You’ll start at the welcome centre, which will feature a lounge, restaurant and lockers:
Here, you’ll be given a pre-briefing, before being escorted to the launch platform and fitted with a special suit:
You’ll finish up at this landing platform:
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Information Courtesy: http://whatson.ae/dubai/2017/08/worlds-longest-zipline-opening-uae-december/
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