Wow, this really is hairy and scary but would love to try it. Here’s what it looks like to ride on the world’s longest zipline. The amazing attraction is four times the height of Big Ben and you fly as fast as a cheetah can run!
The Jebel Jais Flight has officially opened on top of the UAE’s highest mountain, Jebel Jais in Ras Al Khaimah. See the video of what it’s like zooming across the mountain tops below.
Guinness World Records confirmed the length of the zip-line at 2.8 kilometers – the equivalent to more than 28 football pitches – which beats the previous 2.2km world record in Puerto Rico by 600 metres of extra heart-pumping adrenaline.
The world’s leading zipline operator, Toro Verde in partnership with Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA), spent over four months building the biplane more than 1,680 meters above sea-level and with a cable weighing more than six tons.
Thrill seekers – fitted with a special suit and equipment for the adventure – will be suspended above the mountain as they prepare to take the flight headfirst in a ‘superman’ style position. They will travel on parallel cables at top speeds of up to 120kph to 150kph on the extreme adventure experience in the rugged rocky mountain terrain.
The flight takes two to three minutes and once completed, visitors are transferred to a second 1km line, to complete their journey back to the ground. The zipline will be able to thrill 200 people a day (100,000 per year).
The zipline will become Ras Al Khaimah’s flagship tourism attraction and cement Jebel Jais as the adventure tourism hub of the Middle East.
The flight costs 400Dhs (around £77) and can be booked on toroverdeuae.com
Imagine you are on it by looking at the video here