UAE’s highest mountain in Ras Al Khaimah to host world’s longest zip line

Ras Al Khaimah - World’s longest Zip Line launch platform. (Courtesy: RAKTDA)

Thrill-seekers get ready: a date with yourself and nature on the longest and highest zip line in the world will soon become a reality.

Toro Verde in partnership with Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA) has on Tuesday announced that it will be launching the world’s longest zip line on the UAE’s highest peak, Jebel Jais this December.

The zip line is set to be more than 28 soccer field in length, with those experiencing the hair-raising journey expected to travel at speeds of between 90 to 130 kph. What’s more, the cable itself will weigh in at seven tonnes and will consist of two lines, allowing friends and family to take part in the bucket list flight together.

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The exact length of the zip line is being kept a closely guarded secret until the multi-million dollar adventure tourism product’s opening at the end of the year. Then it will be certified by the Guinness World Records, with the zip line itself also expected to be named as the world’s highest zip line as well. 

Heart-pumping journey 

Thrill seekers wanting to take the heart-pumping journey in Ras Al Khaimah will enjoy an experience like no other. Harnessed to the zip line in a flying Superman position, the flight will take participants to a suspended landing platform where they will be transferred to a second line, measuring 300m, to complete their journey back to the ground.

The zip line will be able to accommodate 250 people a day - that’s 100,000 in a year, when it first opens.

Ras Al Khaimah - World’s longest Zip Line welcome center. (Courtesy: RAKTDA)

Ras Al Khaimah - World’s longest Zip Line welcome center. (Courtesy: RAKTDA)

A tribute to the UAE’s advancing tourism industry, the announcement of the zip line will propel the UAE’s most northern emirate into the major leagues of global adventure tourism. Rising at 1,934 metres above sea level, Jebel Jais – the UAE’s tallest peak – will play host to the zip line, which will become Ras Al Khaimah’s flagship tourism product and will cement Jebel Jais as the region’s leading active adventure tourism destination.

The zip line is being designed, built and operated by Toro Verde -leading global zipline operator who is behind the Adventure Park in Puerto Rico, which is home to the world’s current world record holder, which measures 2,200 metres in length.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 14:01 - GMT 11:01