UAE Home to World’s Longest Zipline; The 2.38 KM Ride Creates Guinness World Record (Video)
Travel means different things for different people. For some, it could be about a peaceful retreat in a resort, some prefer sightseeing, while for some, it is all about indulging in adventurous activities. So if you are someone who loves adventure and thrill, then this might be just what you needed. UAE has opened the world’s longest zipline which stretches up to 2.83km! Thrill-seekers can indulge in zipling on this zipline at the speed of up to 150 kilometres an hour down the Middle East country’s highest mountain peak. News reports state that the 2.8-kilometre zipline, spanning the equivalent of 28 soccer fields, was certified this week by the Guinness World Records.
Now the first question on your mind would be where in UAE is this zipline located. Well, you would be surprised to know that it isn’t located in the glitzy tourist hub, Dubai or in Abu Dhabi. The world’s longest zipline is located in UAE’s relatively less developed Ras Al Khaimah, located in the country’s north along the Oman border. The 2.83km zipline is installed at the highest mountain peak in UAE and starts at 5,512ft (1,680m) above sea level. Most visitors to the UAE end up spending most of their time in Dubai, which boasts of one of the world’s largest shopping centres, an indoor ski slope, and many more tourist attractions.
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The officials in Ras Al-Khaimah hope that the zipline will attract more tourists to the relatively less developed area. The zipline, which opened on Friday, can handle close to 100,000 people a year. Additionally, there are no age restrictions. However, the rider must be at least 1.22 metres tall and no heavier than 150 kilograms. The world’s longest zipline is another feather added to the cap of UAE, which already is home to several such landmarks. These include the world’s tallest building, world’s biggest frame and the picturesque artificial palm-shaped islands.