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The world’s longest zip line – equivalent to 28 football pitches - is opening in the UAE

Evening Standard logo Evening Standard 31-08-2017 KATE LOUGH

© Provided by Evening Standard Limited By the end of 2017, adrenaline junkies will have a serious addition to their travel bucket list: Ras Al Khaimah.

The northernmost emirate of the UAE is launching the world’s longest zip line from its highest peak, Jebel Jais, this December. Ras Al Khaimah is known for its Arabian Gulf beaches, centuries-old forts and steep mountains.

Those brave enough to tackle the hair-raising ride will travel at predicted speeds of 90 to 130 kph and the length of around 28 football pitches – or three times the Burj Khalifa, Dubai’s mega skyscraper and the world’s tallest building. The exact length of the zip line will not be revealed until it opens.

The million pound project will weigh in at seven tonnes and have another USP: it will consists of two parallel lines, so that riders can enjoy the flight with their partner, friends and family.

Jebel Jais is the UAE’s tallest peak, standing at 1,934 metres above sea level.

The intoxicating zip line is being designed by Jorge Jorge, the director of Toro Verde Adventure Park in Puerto Rico, which is currently the world’s longest.

Interested in flying through the air like a superhero? Make a note in your calendar for December 2017.

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