- Jebel Jais is already home to a host of outdoor adventure attractions including the Jebel Jais Flight: The World’s Longest Zipline and the renowned Jebel Jais Via Ferrata
Ras Al Khaimah: In an ongoing effort to further develop and expand the Emirate’s adventure tourism portfolio, Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA) announced the official launch of the latest adventure tourism product on Jebel Jais, the “Jebel Jais Zipline Tour”, in partnership with ToroVerde, which will join and complement the existing attractions including the Jebel Jais Via Ferrata (mountain climbing) and the Jebel Jais Flight: The Word’s Longest Zipline, that has already welcomed more than 35,000 flyers since its launch.
The ‘Jebel Jais Zipline Tour’ features seven ziplines flying over the grand cliffs and canyons of Jebel Jais which are connected by nine platforms; the cluster of seven ziplines cover a total distance of 5km (ranging from 337m to 1km in length) with an average speed of 60kmph. During the tour, flyers will navigate their way through the air to reach the 15 metre long sky bridge, the highest in the UAE at 1,250m above the sea level and 300m above ground, which they will have to cross to finish the remaining part of the zipline tour journey.
Raki Phillips, CEO of Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority said: “As Jebel Jais remains core to our overall tourism proposition in making Ras Al Khaimah a global destination, we recognize the importance of constantly evolving our outdoor offering. We are incredibly excited to announce the launch of our latest adventure attraction on the UAE’s highest mountain peak, the “Jebel Jais Zipline Tour”. As Ras Al Khaimah is widely considered the region’s nature-adventure hub, we strongly believe that the introduction of new, innovative products is essential to meet demands of its rising visitor numbers, particularly amongst active adventures and sports enthusiasts. We’re confident that the Jebel Jais Zipline Tour will draw and fascinate nature-adventure lovers of all ages from around the country and beyond.”
Ricardo Lizano, COO of ToroVerde commented “We are excited to launch yet another product on Jebel Jais, especially after the successful, record-level launch of Jebel Jais Flight: The World’s Longest Zipline over a year ago that continues to receive tremendous response from around the globe. This time, adventure enthusiasts visiting Jebel Jais will have yet another reason to come, and will find nothing short of an exhilarating experience with the Jebel Jais Zipline Tour.”
New adventure tourism products in the pipeline include ‘Bull Maze’ in Q4 2019, which comprises a field of 35 challenging obstacles suspended in the air, distributed on three levels of a 20-meters height structure that will encourage each participant to face their limits. The next adventure attraction to launch in Q1 2020 will be a controlled bungee at a height of 1,500 meters above the sea (23 meters above ground). Participants will have a free fall of 8 meters and a controlled fall of 15 meters.
A new welcome centre is now open for visitors - boasting panoramic views of the surrounding Hajar Mountains. Registrations, safety gear kitting and pre-briefing for Jebel Jais Zipline Tour and Jebel Jais Flight are managed at the new welcome centre.
Jebel Jais Zipline Tour tickets can be booked on jebeljais.ae. The rates are AED 295 per person on Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday, and AED 345 per person on Friday and Saturday.
About Ras Al Khaimah
Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) is the northernmost of the seven Emirates that make up the United Arab Emirates. It is known for its rich history, dating back 7,000 years, and diverse landscape, from 64km of pristine beaches, to terracotta deserts and an imposing mountain backdrop. The Emirate is home to the highest peak in the UAE, Jebel Jais, which features the world’s longest zip line, at almost 3km.
RAK is also centrally located at the modern crossroad between Europe and Asia, with one third of the world’s population within four hour’s flying time, making it an ideal location for businesses to expand into the UAE, the Middle East and Africa and beyond.
At the Emirate's economic heart lies several major companies and sectors - industrial (including RAK Rock and Stevin Rock’s quarries, RAK Ceramics and Julphar Pharmaceuticals); RAK Ports; RAK Economic Zone; banking via RAKBANK; RAK Gas and tourism. Supporting these industries is a modern infrastructure, state-of-the-art industrial areas and business parks and world-class hotels, facilities and attractions for tourists.
For the past decade, Ras Al Khaimah has been consistently rated ‘A’ by Fitch and Standard & Poor’s rating agencies and already the Emirate is home to more than 15,000 businesses from 100 countries representing over 50 industries. RAK Courts is also the second-fastest court in the world at enforcing contracts in commercial disputes.
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About Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (TDA)
The Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (TDA) was established in May 2011 under the government of Ras Al Khaimah. In order to attract 1.5 million visitors by 2021, and 3 million visitors by 2025, the Ras Al Khaimah TDA aims to develop the Emirate’s tourism infrastructure and establish Ras Al Khaimah as a world-class destination for leisure and business travel, creating sustainable investment opportunities and enhancing the quality of life for its residents. In order to achieve its goals, the Ras Al Khaimah TDA has a government mandate to license, regulate and monitor the Emirate’s tourism and hospitality industry.
For further information, please contact:
Asda’a Burson Cohn & Wolfe
+971 (4) 4507600
Public Relations Manager, RAKTDA
+971 (0)7 204 4063
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