Thrillseekers, you have another entry on the bucket list! Jebel Jais Flight in Ras Al Khaimah is officially the world’s longest zipline.
Measuring an impressive 2.83 kilometres, the record-breaking zipline is the length of 28 football fields and spans spanning the chasm of Jebel Jais, the UAE’s largest mountain peak.
Jebel Jais Flight officially opened to the public on Thursday (1st February) after being in planning for more than a year. First to brave it was His Highness Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Member of Supreme Council and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah.
Those brave enough to follow will done a special suit and be suspended in a ‘Superman’ position above the mountain, which itself is 1,680 metres above sea level, from a steel cable weighing more than six tonnes. At its longest, the ride takes two to three minutes to arrive at a unique suspended landing platform and travels at 120km-150km per hour. From there will transder to a second line to complete their 1km journey back to the ground.
Two zipline cables run side by side, so family and friends can ride together as ‘pilots’ and ‘fliers’. No age restrictions are in place, but riders must weigh at least 45 kilograms and stand 120 centimetres tall to be fliers and no more than 150kg to be pilots.
Because Jebel Jais is usually 10 degrees cooler than average UAE temperatures, operators Toro Verde hope flying can continue over the summer and says it could carry around 200 riders a day, who will pay AED 650 each.
Talal Omar, from Guinness World Records MENA, said “We have witnessed countless achievements in the Middle East, and as the global authority on record-breaking we are always proud to be a part of such great feats every day. This event highlights an extraordinary attraction that now puts Ras Al Khaimah with UAE as a global primary destination.”
Booking will be available at toroverdeuae.com