Opening Soon: The World’s Longest Zip Line That’ll Fly You 120km/h Over the Desert

Opening Soon: The World’s Longest Zip Line That’ll Fly You 120km/h Over the Desert

UAE’s northernmost emirate, Ras Al Khaimah, has announced that they’ll be launching the world’s longest zip line this December.

Thrill-seekers now have another activity to add to their bucket list: the world’s longest zip-line which soars above the skies of Ras Al Khaimah.

Wait… where?

This is one of the seven emirates that make up United Arab Emirate (UAE), and it is well-known for its majestic mountains and Arabian Gulf beaches.

Image credit: RAKTDA

Fixed at the tallest peak of the Jebel Jais Mountain, the zip line spans about 2.8 kilometres long. The exact length remains a closely-guarded secret, but you get the rough idea.

To get a sense of the distance, picture 28 soccer fields. Now picture yourself at 1,930 metres above the sea level, whizzing through the air at speeds of 88–120 kilometres per hour, across that length.

“It’s the closest you can get to the experience of flying,” describes Haitham Mattar, CEO of the Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA).

You can pretty much lose your voice after screaming through the ride.

Image credit: RAKTDA

This zip line is set to open in early December 2017 and each day, it’ll be able to give 250 riders one hell of an experience. Two lines will be available, so you can share the experience with a friend.

Once launched, it will beat the record of the current longest zip line, which is held by the 2,200-metre ‘The Monster’ in Puerto Rico.

Want to fly above the desert? This your chance.

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