Ras Al Khaimah's zip line reopens with new safety rules after a two-month closure

Toroverde Adventure park on Jebel Jais has reopened, but prior booking and face masks even mid-flight, are essential

The world's longest zip-line at Toroverde Adventure Park on Jebel Jais has reopened, but in-flight face masks are mandatory. Courtesy RAK Tourism
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Home to the world's longest zip-line, Toroverde Adventure Park in Ras Al Khaimah has reopened to adventure seekers.

Staff returned to the park yesterday when bookings opened for the Jebel Jais flight, the Jais Sky Maze and the Sky Tour zip-line experiences.

All reservations must be made in advance as the park is operating at 30 per cent capacity.

Face masks are compulsory for all guests. These must remain on during all activities, which might prove a little challenging on the Jebel Jais flight where zip-liners can reach speeds of up to 120kph (but the wind force is front on, which should keep the mask in place).

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
Prior booking is now essential for all activities at Toroverde Adventure Park in Ras Al Khaimah

The Jais Sky Maze is an obstacle course filled with wobbly bridges, swinging hoops and ropes, and guests will need to make sure they keep two metres apart as they navigate it.

The same rules apply on the Jais Sky Tour, which sees visitors go from platform to platform across seven different zip lines around the UAE's highest mountain.

Throughout Ramadan and Eid, the park is open daily from 9am until 1pm, with hours set to change from 10am until 5pm after the Eid holiday.

Shuttle services at the park will transport a maximum of four guests at one time, and all visitors and staff will be routinely temperature checked.

There are enhanced sanisitation procedures in place and all activity harnesses will be kept aside and not used again for 24 hours after each use.

As well as advising adventure seekers to keep their distance in the park, the operators advise children and seniors to stay home during this time.

The adventure park closed on March 25 in line with UAE government advisories. It was due to reopen on April 2, but the shutdown was further extended until Tuesday, May 19.

Rates for the Jebel Jais flights start from Dh300 per ride and slots can be booked via the Toroverde website.