Sunday, September 15, 2019

UAE’s new Zipline acheives Guinness World Record

Ras Al Khaimah has achieved a Guinness World Records title with its latest adventure tourism product – ‘Jebel Jais Flight: The World’s Longest Zipline’. The official certification was handed over to HH Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Member of Supreme Council and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, by Hoda Khachab, the official adjudicator from Guinness World Records.

HH Sheikh Ahmad bin Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi was the first to trial the new zipline, following the official certification by Guinness World Records. Haitham Mattar, CEO of Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority, said the world’s longest zipline will earn the emirate of Ras Al Khaimah considerable recognition on the local, regional and global stage and propel the destination into the major leagues of global adventure tourism.”

The world’s longest zipline, measuring 2.83km – equivalent to over 28 soccer fields, and spanning the chasm of Jebel Jais, the UAE’s largest mountain peak at over 1,680 metres above sea level, was opened to the public on February 1, 2018. “The Ras Al Khaimah zipline is being operated by Toroverde Ras Al Khaimah, the world’s most experienced zipline managers.”

“We anticipate the attraction accommodating a rider every five minutes on the two zip lines, equating to approximately 200 people per day, and around 100,000 per year,” explained Jorge Jorge, CEO of Toro Verde RAK.

“We also believe given its location in Jebel Jais, which is traditionally 10 degrees cooler than average UAE temperatures, we can operate during the summer months,” added Jorge.

Talal Omar, The Country Manager for Guinness World Records MENA, said “The event highlights an extraordinary attraction that now puts Ras Al Khaimah with UAE as a global primary destination.”

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