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The world’s longest zipline, measuring 2.83km and spanning the chasm of Jebel Jais, the UAE’s largest mountain peak at over 1,680 metres above sea level, opened to the public on Thursday.
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Thrill-seekers will be suspended above the mountain as they prepare to take the flight headfirst in a ‘superman’ style position
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Delivery of the zipline, which features a steel cable weighing more than six tonnes and is suspended 1,680 metres above sea level, has been in the planning phase for over a year.
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The Ras Al Khaimah zipline is operated by Toroverde Ras Al Khaimah.
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The experience will see participants fitted with a special suit and equipment for the adventure, with the longest flight itself taking approximately 2-3 minutes.
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Once completed, guests will finish on a suspended landing platform where they will be transferred to a second line, measuring in at 1km, to complete their journey back to the ground.
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The launch of the zipline is part of Ras Al Khaimah’s campaign to transform the emirate into the region’s adventure and activity tourism hub.
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With the emirate benefitting from diverse landscape – including the Hajar Mountains and Jebel Jais – it has already built a following among walkers, hikers and cyclists with the campaign taking a leap forward in 2016 with the opening of the Jebel Jais Via Ferrata (Iron Path), hiking, climbing and ziplining product.