Thursday, February 01, 2018

World’s Longest Zip Line Opens

The highest mountain in the United Arab Emirates has broken the Guinness World Record for the world's longest zip-line

The length of the zip-line at Jebel Jais in Ras Al Khaimah, UAE has broken the record and is 1.7 miles (2.8km) long – the equivalent of more than 28 football pitches. It has broken the previous world record, which was 1.36 miles (2.2km) in Puerto Rico, and thrill-seekers can travel along the zip-line at speeds of up to 93mph (150kph) for two or three minutes at a time.

Adrenaline junkies will travel along the zip-line between 74mph (120kph) to 93mph (150kph) at a height of 1,680 metres above sea level. The zip-line has a cable that weighs over six tons and it is now open to the public who can fly across UAE's highest mountain in a 'superman' position.

The zip-line is priced at £125 per rider. The line is part of a multi-million dollar tourism project and is called 'The Jebel Jais Flight'. It took more than four months to construct the zip-line, which was a joint project between the Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority and Toro Verde, a world leading zip-line operator.

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