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Jebel Jais Flight

New zipline in UAE wins Guinness record

The northernmost emirate is investing heavily in developing its tourism infrastructure.

Ras Al Khaimah, the northernmost emirate of the United Arab Emirates which is investing heavily in developing its tourism infrastructure, is celebrating a Guinness World Records title.

A new attraction named Jebel Jais Flight: The World’s Longest Zipline, flies thrill-seekers almost three kilometres from a suspended platform in a ravine on a rocky mountain.

Measuring 2.83km and spanning the chasm of Jebel Jais – the UAE’s highest mountain peak – the zipline opened to the public on February 1 at over 1,680 metres above sea level.

The official certification was presented to the ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, HH Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi, by the official adjudicator from Guinness World Records, Hoda Khachab.

“This is a great achievement for Ras Al Khaimah’s international tourism ambitions,” declared Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority CEO Haitham Mattar, clearly ecstatic with the achievement and positive the new attraction will capitalise on the increasing demand worldwide for ziplines.

“We are now receiving our largest ever number of visitor arrivals and are confident that Jebel Jais Flight: The World’s Longest Zipline will earn the UAE’s emirate of Ras Al Khaimah considerable recognition on the local, regional and global stage and propel the destination into the major leagues of global adventure tourism.”

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He added: “The Jebel Jais Flight will become Ras Al Khaimah’s flagship tourism product and will cement Jebel Jais as the adventure tourism hub of the Middle East. We are expecting to see an increasing number of adventure tourists coming from across the globe to try this bucket list experience.”

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