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World’s Longest Zip Line Launched in UAE

The United Arab Emirates claimed a record with the opening of the world's longest zip line.
One of the smallest states in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has opened the world's longest zip line, beating the previous record by 600m.
  • The Jebel Jais Flight zip line was launched from 1,680m above sea level, at the peak of the Jebel Jais Mountain. Jebel Jais is UAE’s highest peak and this new project has been conducted by the by the Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA).
  • For such an ambitious project, it's no surprise that RAKTDA chose to team up with Toro Verde, whose adventure park in Puerto Rico holds the current world record for the longest zip line, measuring 2,530m in length.
  • The longest zip line in Ras al-Khaimah measures 1.76 miles (2.83km) in length which is more than three times the length of Dubai's Burj Khalifa and the equivalent of 28 football pitches.
  • It was awarded the Guinness World Record for world's longest zip line on 31st January 2018 and due to its location, it is one of the highest too.
  • It was constructed in Ras al-Khaimah, one of the lesser known Emirates states as part of a push to increase tourism in the country.
  • Ras al-Khaimah opened the world's longest urban zip line to attract more tourists and expatriate visitors from neighbouring emirates like Abu Dhabi and Dubai.
  • Getting to the ground from the peak actually takes two zip line rides, with the initial nearly 3km ride from the peak and another shorter 1km ride to the ground.
  • The Jebel Jais zip line experience consists of two lines, allowing friends and family to take part in the flight together.

Questions on UAE

What is the currency of UAE?Answer- UAE Dirham (AED).

Who is the current Prime Minister of UAE?Answer- Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

In which year was the UAE (United Arab Emirates) established?Answer- 1971

UAE is a Federation of how many emirates?Answer- 7

Which is the United Arab Emirates tallest building?Answer- Burj Khalifa (828 m)
World’s Longest Zip Line Launched in UAE World’s Longest Zip Line Launched in UAE Reviewed by Aman Bhatia on February 03, 2018 Rating: 5

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