The United Arab Emirates claimed a record on Thursday with the opening of the world’s longest zip line, measuring 1.76 miles in length. #rakiswow
Guinness World Records officials certified the zip line in Ras al-Khaimah on the same day the attraction opened to the public.
The Jebel Jais Flight takes thrill-seekers atop the country’s largest mountain peak, from a launch pad 5,512 feet above sea level. For nearly three minutes, riders are suspended above the mountain as they glide past rocky terrain.
Ras Al Khaimah has achieved a Guinness World Record title for the World’s Longest Zipline’.
The official certification was handed over today to HH Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Member of Supreme Council and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, by Hoda Khachab, the official adjudicator from Guinness World Records.
How long is the world’s longest zipline?
The 2,800-metre long attraction that has been launched by the RAK Tourism Development Authority, perches itself above the towering peak of Jebel Jais mountain.
To put things into perspective, the zip-line stretches across the length of 28 soccer fields. And if the scale left any doubt, the dizzying height of Burj Khalifa is 830 metres.
The ride itself is priced at Dh650, with bookings now open on its site for those who feel that bit of adventure is missing from their life.
In its first phase, the zip-line attraction will accommodate 250 people a day, according to its official site.
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