In a bid to become one of the top tourists’ hubs in the world, UAE claims to open world’s longest Zip line. Interestingly, Zip line has opened in Ras Al Khaimah, the smallest state of UAE.
Jebel Jais Flight- World’s Longest Zip Line
Jebel Jais Flight, the world’s longest Zip line in Ras Al Khaimah is 2.8km (1.74) miles long. According to media reports, local tourism authorities corroborated that Guinness World Records has certified the Jebel Jais Flight as world’s longest Zip line.
Quick Facts about Jebel Jais Flight
The world’s longest Zip Line is constructed on the Middle East’s highest peak Jebel Jais, which is situated in Ras Al Khaimah. The zip line lies 1680 meters above the sea line. It can propel down the adventurers with the speed of 150 km per hour. Individuals looking to move down from the highest peak of Middle East by using Jebel Jais Flight Zip line must have a height of at least 1.22 meters with a maximum weight of 150 kg.
Being home to the world’s longest Zip line would open up new opportunities for Ras Al Khaimah which is not such a prominent state of UAE. Located near the Oman border, Ras Al Khaimah can now attract thrill seekers, trackers, and adventurers from all over the world. Currently, the state hosts 1 million tourists from across the globe. The authorities might consider utilizing the Middle East’s highest peak to attract more tourists.
The Zip line is something more than being another entry in Guinness World Record. It is not only a tourist attraction for UAE but also an example of how oil-dependent nations can explore the new economic resources after the natural resource is no more reliable.
Significance of Jabel Jais Flight for UAE
UAE states like Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Sharjah are already famous for their skyscrapers. Dubai is home to Burj Khalifa, whose status of world’s tallest building is in jeopardy due to under construction in Jeddah Tower. Every year, millions of tourists make their way to Dubai for shopping the lavish products by famous brands and spending holidays there. The state also arranges the Dubai shopping festival to attract the shoppers. It is also famous for world’s largest artificially constructed palm islands. The world is also looking to Dubai Expo 2020, a six month long international festival for corporate entities and businesses.
Now, the opening of world’s longest zip line in a state of UAE would enhance the tourist-friendly image of the region, given international community.