See What It’s Like on the World’s Longest Zipline, at Almost 2 Miles

Feb 9, 2018

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Ready to fly? You can now zipline for a full 1.7 miles, the length of 28 soccer fields, in the United Arab Emirates. The Jebel Jais Flight now holds the title for “World’s Longest Zipline” in the Guinness Book of World Records.

 

The zipline really isn’t for the faint of heart, though, as you’ll be careening over rocky mountains at speeds of 75 to 90 miles per hour. Then you’ll be landing at platforms suspended in the mountain at 5,500 feet above sea level.

Jebel Jais Flight: The World’s Longest Zipline. (Photo courtesy of Ras Al Khaimah)
Photo courtesy of Ras Al Khaimah

If you aren’t a thrill-seeker by nature, you can zip with someone by your side, because there are actually two twin cable lines next to each other. Who’s up for a race?

Jebel Jais Flight: The World’s Longest Zipline. (Photo courtesy of Ras Al Khaimah)
Photo courtesy of Ras Al Khaimah

While there’s no age restriction, you must weight at least 99 pounds but not more than 330 pounds and be at least four feet tall (120 cm).

The zipline is located in the Hajar Mountains, which span the UAE and Oman. The best way to arrive is via Dubai, and then it’s about a three-hour drive from there.

Jebel Jais Flight: The World’s Longest Zipline. (Photo courtesy of Ras Al Khaimah)
Photo courtesy of Ras Al Khaimah

So yes, it’s possible to fly in the two most epic ways in just one day: Emirates first class to Dubai and then superman-style on the zipline.

This adventure doesn’t run cheap, though (and neither does Emirates first class), so get ready to fork over 650 dirhams (about $177) for this crazy experience.

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