02 February, Ras al-Khaimah
The United Arab Emirates has made a record by opening the world’s longest zip line, measuring 2.83 kms in length.
Guinness World Records officials certified the zip line in Ras al-Khaimah on Thursday.
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, reported The Washington Post.
“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 recently opened the world’s longest ubran zip line whizzing past towering skyscrapers,” the newspaper quoted a local report as saying.