Ras Al Khaimah has achieved a Guinness World Records title for its latest adventure tourism product, Jebel Jais Flight: The World’s Longest Zipline.
The of cial certi cation was handed over today 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 rst to trial the zipline, following the official certification by Guinness World Records.
Haitham Mattar, CEO of Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority, said: “This is a great achievement for Ras Al Khaimah’s international tourism ambitions. We are now receiving our largest-ever number of visitor arrivals and are confident that Jebel Jais Flight: the world’s longest zipline, will earn the UAE’s 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 Jebel Jais Flight will become Ras Al Khaimah’s agship tourism product and will cement Jebel Jais as the adventure tourism hub of the Middle East. We are expecting to see an increasing number of adventure tourists coming from across the globe to try this bucket list experience.” The world’s longest zipline, 2.83 kilometres long, the equivalent to more than 28 football pitches, and spanning the chasm of Jebel Jais, the UAE’s largest mountain peak at over 1,680 metres above sea level.
Thrill-seekers will travel at speeds of up to 120kph to 150kph and the world’s longest zip-line features cable weighing in at over six tons.
The Ras Al Khaimah zipline is operated by Toro Verde Ras Al Khaimah.
Ricardo Lizano, Toro Verde’s Chief Operating Of cer, said: “Toro Verde brings to Ras Al Khaimah immense zipline management experience earned through previous projects in Central and South America, including Toro Verde Puerto Rico, the ‘Monster’ which, at 2.2km previously held the zipline record now claimed by this ambitious emirate”.
Hall 2.2 / Stand 103