Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 30 October 2020

A bungee jump, zipline and obstacle course: the new adrenaline-filled attractions coming to Ras Al Khaimah

The coming months will see a number of new attractions open at Jebel Jais

The region’s first commercial Via Ferrata and UAE's largest outdoor zip line was put to the test when the CEO of Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority, Haitham Mattar, and Emirati adventurers Huda Zowayed and Hamad Al Mazrouey climbed, trekked and zip-lined the challenge set against the backdrop of Ras Al Khaimah’s Jebel Jais, the UAE’s highest mountain peak. Photo Credit Action PR Group *** Local Caption *** on24no-RAK-02.jpg
The region’s first commercial Via Ferrata and UAE's largest outdoor zip line was put to the test when the CEO of Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority, Haitham Mattar, and Emirati adventurers Huda Zowayed and Hamad Al Mazrouey climbed, trekked and zip-lined the challenge set against the backdrop of Ras Al Khaimah’s Jebel Jais, the UAE’s highest mountain peak. Photo Credit Action PR Group *** Local Caption *** on24no-RAK-02.jpg

Ras Al Khaimah will unveil a series of new adrenaline-filled attractions over the course of the winter season.

Already home to the world’s longest zipline, the emirate will introduce a bungee jump, a suspended obstacle course, and a new zipline tour through the mountains.

The Jebel Jais Zipline Tour, which launched in September, features seven ziplines, connected by suspended platforms, ranging from 337 metres to 1 kilometre in length. Reaching speeds of up to 60kph, particpants will cover a total distant of five kilometres.

The new course also features the highest bridge in the UAE, suspended 1,250 metres above sea level.

Before the end of 2019, the zipline tour will be joined by the ‘Bull Maze’ – a series of 35 suspended obstacle course at Jebel Jais. Split between three levels with the highest 20 metres above the ground, the challenging obstacles will be one for adrenaline junkies.

In early 2020, Jebel Jais will add a bungee jump to its activity offering. The controlled bungee, suspended 23 metres off the ground – 1,500 metres above sea level – will offer a free fall of 8 metres.

RAK’s existing zipline, the Jebel Jais Flight, has made its way into the Guinness World Record Book for being the longest in the world. The attraction has become a bucket list item for many UAE residents, offering a 2.8 kilometre flight over the Jebel Jais mountains.

Updated: October 1, 2019 12:21 PM

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