Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority has announced that the emirate’s unique adventure attraction, Jebel Jais Via Ferrata (Iron Path), will re-open on November 15.
The attraction will welcome visitors to experience rock climbing and trekking almost 120 metres above ground.
Operated by ToroVerde, the Jebel Jais Via Ferrata is the first of its kind in the region, comprising three individual start and finish points for the guided trekking and hiking experience, as well as three zip-lines.
Visitors will be able to enjoy the standard route, the Ledge Walk in twice-daily supervised tours starting at 9am to midday and 1–5pm, Wednesday to Sunday on Jebel Jais, the UAE’s highest mountain.
An average tour lasts three hours, and appeals to all fitness levels, a statement said.
Haitham Mattar, CEO of Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority said: “We are pleased to announce the reopening of the Jebel Jais Via Ferrata adventure attraction, just in time for the cooler weather and winter season. Due to the huge success of this product, we anticipate a greater number of local and international visitors looking for world-class adventures."
Jorge Jorge, CEO of Toro Verde Ras Al Khaimah, added: “We are glad to be the operator of such a unique and ’bucket list’ adventure product that has already witnessed significant interest from sporting enthusiasts from around the world. A highly-skilled team will operate the Jebel Jais Via Ferrata with stringent safety and emergency rescue procedures in place.”
Since its launch, the Jebel Jais Via Ferrata has gained the top TripAdvisor ranking among the emirate’s attractions, welcoming thousands of active adventurers in its first six months of operations.For all the latest travel news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.
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