The world’s longest zip line ride is set to propel riders in the UAE a distance three-times that of the height of the Burj Khalifa.
The attraction is being built on the UAE’s highest mountain, Jebel Jais, by Puerto Rican adventure park firm Toro Verde in partnership with the Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA), and is due to open in December.
Riders will travel headfirst at speeds of up to 130 kph, and the attraction will begin welcoming thrill-seekers a year after the UAE opened one of the world’s largest theme parks—the Dubai Parks and Resorts complex.
Toro Verde built the current longest zip line in the world, called ‘The Monster’ at their site in Puerto Rico, and it measures more than the length of 28 football pitches.
The line at Jebel Jais will be longer, but the exact length has yet to be revealed.
CEO Of RAKTDA, Haitham Mattar, said: “This zip line will be like no other experience out there. Once harnessed to the zip line in a horizontal superhero position, participants will soar through the sky as if they’re a bird.
“In its first phase of operations, the zip line will be able to accommodate 250 people a day—that’s 100,000 in a year.”