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World’s longest zipwire lets you fly like Superman in UAE

This clip shows how thrill-seekers will soon soar from the peak of Jebel Jais mountain on the world’s longest zip line. 

Adrenaline junkies can launch from the highest peak in the United Arab Emirates – to fly face-down over desert Superman-style.

Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA) and Toro Verde will complete construction in December 2017, but have offered a hair-raising preview of the experience.

Launching from 1,934m above sea level, the zip line will be more than three times the length of Dubai’s Burj Khalifa.

Speeds will reach from 55mph to 80mph along the line, which is as long as 28 football pitches combined.

Daredevils will be able to soar from the highest peak in Ras Al Khaimah on the zipwire

Thrill-seekers will be suspended from the wire face-down to fly Superman-style over desert

Thrill-seekers will be suspended from the wire face-down to fly Superman-style over desert

The zipwire in the United Arab Emirates will let families and friends take in these views 

The zipwire in the United Arab Emirates will let families and friends take in these views 

Daredevils will be harnessed to the zip line to take in the breathtaking desert views – if they’re brave enough to keep their eyes open.

After hitting a suspended landing platform, guests will be transferred to a second line that measures 300m to return to the ground.

The seven-tonne cable will consist of two lines so family and friends can take on the challenge together.

Wires on the world's longest line will run alongside one another to allow adrenaline junkies to enjoy the thrill with friends and family

Wires on the world’s longest line will run alongside one another to allow adrenaline junkies to enjoy the thrill with friends and family

The zipwire and its landing platforms were developed by Toro Verde, which holds the current record for the longest zip line in Puerto Rico

The zipwire and its landing platforms were developed by Toro Verde, which holds the current record for the longest zip line in Puerto Rico

Although the precise zip length is being kept secret until the opening, it’s expected to be certified by the Guinness World Records as the longest zip line.

Its unique location may also make it highest too.

Toro Verde’s adventure park in Puerto Rico holds the current world record for the longest zip line, which is 2,530m.

The zipwire begins on the peak of Jebel Jais, the tallest mountain in the United Arab Emirates 

The zipwire begins on the peak of Jebel Jais, the tallest mountain in the United Arab Emirates 

Haitham Mattar, CEO of RAKTDA said: ‘Opening within the heart of the UAE’s highest and most iconic natural mountain range, the Jebel Jais zip line experience will consist of two lines, allowing friends and family to take part in the flight together.

‘On arrival at the Welcome Centre, which features a lounge, restaurant, lockers, equipment storage and offices, participants will be given a pre-briefing and then escorted to the launch platform and fitted with a special suit and equipment for this adventure.

Haitham Mattar, CEO at RAKTDA, says the mountain range zipwire will offer a real adventure

Haitham Mattar, CEO at RAKTDA, says the mountain range zipwire will offer a real adventure

‘This zip line will be like no other experience out there.

‘Once harnessed to the zip line in a horizontal superhero position, participants will soar through the sky as if they’re a bird. In its first phase of operations, the zip line will be able to accommodate 250 people a day, that’s 100,000 in a year.’

 

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