Ras Al Khaimah — As the saying goes, those who can’t do, teach. And those who don’t zipline, watch. But be warned: watching this video of the world’s longest zipline is just as terrifying as being strapped in.
Ras Al Khaimah, the northernmost emirate of the United Arab Emirates, has unveiled the world’s longest zipline, beating the previous 2.2-kilometre world record in Puerto Rico by a full 600 metres. And, due to its location, it’s considered one of the world’s highest ziplines too.
Starting from 1,680 metres above sea level, the zip line measures 2.8 kilometres, which is the equivalent of 28 football pitches.
It reaches speeds of up to 150 kph and weighs an astonishing six tonnes. In its first phase of operations, the zip line is able to accommodate 250 people a day (open to all ages), equaling 100,000 people in a single year. Prices start at £125 per person.
Created by Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA) and Toro Verde, the new attraction features a lounge, restaurant, lockers, equipment storage and offices. Guests will receive a pre-briefing before being escorted to the launch platform and fitted with a special suit.
And if they need a helping hand to get through the terrifying ordeal, the zipline’s two lines allow friends and family to take the flight together.
كيف كانت تجربتي بأطول Zipline بالعالم ؟ تابعوني الليلة الساعة 11 مساء بتوقيت دبي – 9 بتوقيت بيروت على تلفزيون دبي @theinsiderar @dubaitv How was my experience with the world's longest zipline ? Watch me tonight at 11 pm dubai time ,9pm beirut time on Dubai tv #staytuned #worldslongestzipline #rak #mydubai