World’s longest zip line opens in the UAE

Guinness World Records officials on Thursday certified the 2.83-kilometer zip line in Ras Al-Khaimah as the world’s longest. (Courtesy Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority)
Updated 01 February 2018
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World’s longest zip line opens in the UAE

RAS AL-KHAIMAH: The United Arab Emirates is claiming a new world record with the opening of the world’s longest zip line, measuring 2.83 kilometers in length.
Guinness World Records officials certified the zip line in Ras Al-Khaimah on Thursday, the same day the attraction opens to the public.
The Jebel Jais Flight takes thrill-seekers atop the country’s largest mountain peak, from a launch pad 1,680 meters (5,512 feet) above sea level. For nearly three minutes, riders are suspended above the mountain as they glide past rocky terrain.
It’s the latest effort by the smaller, lesser-known emirate of Ras Al-Khaimah to attract more tourists and expatriate visitors from neighboring emirates like Abu Dhabi and Dubai, which has two separate zip line attractions whizzing past some of the world’s tallest skyscrapers.
Watch a preview of the 2.83-kilometer ride:


ThePlace: Fifa Mountains in Jazan

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Updated 15 February 2019
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ThePlace: Fifa Mountains in Jazan

The stunning mountains in Jazan remain one of Saudi Arabia’s most popular tourist attractions. Part of the Sarawat range, the dense forests that cover the jagged rock formations create a green blanket of natural beauty on the backbone of the Arabian Peninsula. The mountains are characterized by their towering peaks, terraces, and coffee and maize fields.