The world’s longest zipline will soon be opened in the highest mountain in UAE, the Jabal Jais in Ras Al Khaimah.

The current longest zipline in the world is at Sun City in South Africa and is called Zip 2000. It stretches to a length of 2 kms and people can zipline at a speed of 120 km/hr. Apart from a zipline, the mountain will also have a five-star camp for people to enjoy the view. There will also be a viewing deck, an area for refreshments, and a picnic area but the height at which these will be present is not yet mentioned.

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“We have decided as a tourism authority to adopt three sites on the mountain. The first site will open by end of April and will be via ferrata with a zip line included.” – Haitham Mattar, CEO, Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority

This zipline will be 2.6 kms long, which will make it the world’s longest zipline. This gives adventure enthusiasts all the more reason to visit the UAE and ride the world’s longest zipline!

Jabal Jais in Ras Al Khaimah is the UAE’s tallest mountain. The highest peak of the mountain reaches to about 1,925 m (6,315 ft) and in general the mountain is 1,910 m high. The highest peak is situated about 350 m east of the UAE-Oman border. Jabal Jais itself is situated around 25 km from Ras Al Khaimah and provides beautiful views on the drive en route. The temperature in the region is known to hit a low of -3 degree Celsius. A blanket of snow covered the mountain in 2009 and extended to an area of 5 kms.

Snow settles on Jebel Jais mountain in Ras al Khaimah, Janaury 24, 2009. This is the second time it snows there in recorded history. Photo HO

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