UAE claims world’s longest zipline
RAS AL KHAIMAH, United Arab Emirates (Reuters) – The world’s longest zipline will open within the United Arab Emirates on Friday, propelling thrill-seekers at speeds of as much as 150 kilometers an hour down the Center East nation’s highest mountain peak.
The two.eight kilometer (1.74 miles) zipline, spanning the equal of 28 soccer fields, was licensed this week by the Guinness World Information, the native tourism authority mentioned.
However this world file will not be within the glitzy regional monetary and vacationer hub of Dubai, or the oil-rich capital Abu Dhabi. It’s in comparatively much less developed Ras Al Khaimah, positioned within the nation’s north alongside the Oman border.
Most guests to the UAE spend their time in Dubai, dwelling to one of many world’s largest buying facilities, and an indoor ski slope. Ras Al Khaimah hopes the zipline, beginning 1,680 meters above sea stage on high of the Jebel Jais mountain, will likely be a drawcard for vacationers.
The zipline can deal with as many as 100,000 individuals a yr, and although there are not any age restrictions, riders should be at the very least 1.22 meters tall and no heavier than 150 kilograms.
The UAE’s newest file will likely be added to a mantle of achievements that features the world’s tallest constructing, and synthetic palm-shaped islands.
Writing by Alexander Cornwell, modifying by Pritha Sarkar