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In pictures: World's longest zip line under development in UAE

Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA) has announced that it will be opening the world's longest zip line in December this year. Check out the following gallery to see renderings of the project

In pictures: World's longest zip line under development in UAE
The project is being developed on Jebel Jais, the UAE's highest peak.
In pictures: World's longest zip line under development in UAE
The project is expected to help transform the emirate into the region's leading destination for adventure tourism.
In pictures: World's longest zip line under development in UAE
Toro Verde, the operator of the current longest zip line in the world, has signed on to build, operate, and maintain the project.
In pictures: World's longest zip line under development in UAE
In addition to the zip line, the project includes a dedicated VIP lounge and a welcome centre.
In pictures: World's longest zip line under development in UAE
RAKTDA's zip line adventure project will consist of three phases, with Phase 1 scheduled for delivery in December 2017.
In pictures: World's longest zip line under development in UAE
The value of Phase 1 is estimated at $2m to $3m.
In pictures: World's longest zip line under development in UAE
The actual length of the zip line has not been released, but it will be longer than 28 football fields, according to RAKTDA.
In pictures: World's longest zip line under development in UAE
Phases 2 and 3 are expected to be ready by May and December 2018, respectively.
In pictures: World's longest zip line under development in UAE
The zip line will serve as Ras Al Khaimah's main flagship tourism product, said RAKTDA.