By Sam Bridge
Ras Al Khaimah steps up its bid to attract more adventure seekers to the UAE's highest mountain
Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA) has officially unveiled the Jais Adventure Peak, a collection of iconic attractions perched atop the UAE’s highest mountain, Jebel Jais.
The emirate’s latest adventure tourism offering includes the Jebel Jais Flight, Jais Sky Tour and Jebel Jais Viewing Deck Park, in addition to the new Jais Adventure Centre and Jais Sky Maze.
Set amid the magnificent Hajar mountain range, the grand opening took place in the presence of Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah.
The event also included a series of extreme sport activations by local adrenaline junkies, including wing suit diving by Khalifa Alghafri and a BMX show by Abdul Rahman Al Abadli, in addition to parkour stunts and a skateboard show.
The launch aims to strengthen the emirate’s reputation as the fastest growing tourism destination in the Middle East – due in large part to its diverse landscape and the growing popularity of its cultural and adventure offering.
Raki Phillips, CEO of Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority, said: “The eagerly anticipated launch of the Jais Adventure Peak will not only add to the emirate’s diverse hospitality offering but will also elevate the undeniable appeal of Jebel Jais itself.
"The Jais Adventure Peak captures Ras Al Khaimah’s adventurous spirit through a series of adrenaline-pumping experiences that will leave a lasting impression on our guests and unforgettable memories.”
The newly launched Jais Sky Maze – the latest addition to the Jebel Jais Adventure Peak’s suite of attractions - offers adventure seekers the chance to take to the sky and navigate through several obstacles including rope swings, wobbly bridges and swinging loops.