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