The Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Destination Authority is celebrating today after its latest Multi-million dollar adventure tourism product, ‘Jebel Jais Flight‘, was officially awarded the Guinness World Record 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.
HH Sheikh Ahmad bin Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi was the first to trial the new zipline this morning, following the official certification by Guinness World Records.
Measuring 2.83 kilometers (equivalent to over 28 soccer fields), and spanning the chasm of Jebel Jais, the UAE’s largest mountain peak at over 1,680 metres above sea level, the 6 tonne Ras Al Khaimah zipline officially opened to the public today (February 1st), and is expected to achieve a strong following among thrill seekers and adrenaline junkies from across the world.
The Ras Al Khaimah zipline is being operated by Toroverde Ras Al Khaimah, the world’s most experienced zipline managers, and will see thrill-seekers travel at speeds of up to 150kph
The operators anticipate the attraction accommodating a rider every five minutes on the two zip lines, equating to approximately 200 people per day, and around 100,000 per year.
There are no age restrictions on ‘pilots’ but the requirements are a maximum weight of (150 kg) and minimum weight of (45 kg) for ‘fliers’ who must be at least 120 cm tall.
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