15m-long sky bridge opens in UAE, 1.25km above sea level
Yet another reason to visit UAE’s highest peak.
The Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA) has launched the latest adventure tourism product on Jebel Jais, the ‘Jebel Jais Zipline Tour’, in partnership with ToroVerde.
This will join and complement the existing attractions including the Jebel Jais Via Ferrata (mountain climbing) and the Jebel Jais Flight: The Word’s Longest Zipline, that has already welcomed more than 35,000 flyers since its launch.
Raki Phillips, CEO of Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority said the ‘Jebel Jais Zipline Tour’ features seven ziplines flying over the grand cliffs and canyons of Jebel Jais. “These are connected by nine platforms; the cluster of seven zip lines cover a total distance of 5km (ranging from 337m to 1km in length) with an average speed of 60kmph,” said Raki Phillips.
During the tour, flyers will navigate their way through the air to reach the 15-meter-long sky bridge, the highest in the UAE at 1,250m above the sea level and 300m above ground, which they will have to cross to finish the remaining part of the zipline tour journey, he added.
“The Jebel Jais Zipline Tour will draw and fascinate nature-adventure lovers of all ages from around the country and beyond,” he said.
Ricardo Lizano, COO of ToroVerde, said adventure enthusiasts visiting Jebel Jais will have yet another reason to come, and will find nothing short of an exhilarating experience with the Jebel Jais Zipline Tour.
“The new adventure tourism products in the pipeline include ‘Bull Maze’ in Q4 2019, which comprises a field of 35 challenging obstacles suspended in the air, distributed on three levels of a 20-meters height structure,” said Ricardo Lizano. This will encourage each participant to face their limits, he added. “The next adventure attraction to launch in Q1 2020 will be a controlled bungee at a height of 1,500 meters above the sea (23 meters above ground). Participants will have a free fall of 8 meters and a controlled fall of 15 meters.”
A new welcome center is now open for visitors – boasting panoramic views of the surrounding Hajar Mountains. Registrations, safety gear kitting and pre-briefing for Jebel Jais Zipline Tour and Jebel Jais Flight are managed at the new welcome center, he elaborated.
Jebel Jais Zipline Tour tickets can be booked on jebeljais.ae. The rates are Dh295 per person on Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday, and Dh345 per person on Friday and Saturday.