This December, Ras Al Khaimah will be home to the longest and highest zip line in the world.
Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA) has partnered with Toro Verde, the world’s leading zip line operator to develop its latest active adventure tourism product, which is due to break the current Guinness world record zip line of 2,200 metres held by ‘The Monster’ in Puerto Rico, a site also developed and operated by Toro Verde. The Ras Al Khaimah zip line will also be a case study for eco-tourism, using solar energy and locally-sourced natural materials ensuring visitors enjoy the natural experience in the emirate’s mountain landscape.
Thrill seekers taking the heart-pumping journey in Ras Al Khaimah will enjoy an experience like no other. Harnessed to the zip line in a flying Superman position, the flight will take participants to a suspended landing platform where they will be transferred to a second line, measuring 300 metres, to complete their journey back to the ground. The zip line will be able to accommodate 250 people a day, that’s 100,000 in a year, once it opens. The zip line will be open to all ages, providing participants meet required the minimum weight of 35kg and maximum weight of 150kg, and a minimum height of 120cm. The multi-million dollar adventure tourism project will result in a jaw dropping zip line that is longer than 28 soccer fields.
“Jebel Jais’ dramatic and beautiful landscape offers an iconic backdrop for what will be a bucket list experience for people all around the world. The mountains also provide a strong and very challenging base for construction and through our experience and the expertise of our team, we are already making good progress,” said Jorge Jorge, CEO of Toro Verde Ras Al Khaimah.
A tribute to the UAE’s fast growing tourism industry, the zip line will propel the UAE’s most northern emirate into the major leagues of global adventure tourism. Rising 1,934 metres above sea level, Jebel Jais will host to the zip line, which will become Ras Al Khaimah’s flagship tourism product and will cement Jebel Jais as the GCC region’s leading active adventure tourism destination.