In response to visitor demand for the world’s longest zipline, the Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA) is to open phase two to visitors in the third quarter of 2018.

This will feature two new cables which will increase the capacity of the Jebel Jais Flight to 400 people per day, around 200,000 per year.

The tourism authority has also revealed that night time ziplining will commence this summer, giving visitors the opportunity to enjoy a different experience during the summer months.

The tourism product aims to attract adventure tourists to the UAE’s northern most Emirate. With its diverse landscape featuring the Hajar Mountains and Jebel Jais, the UAE’s highest peak, the zipline follows other highly successful adventure tourism initiatives including the Jebel Jais Via Ferrata (Iron Path), hiking and climbing routes.

The growth of adventure tourism has contributed to the increase in visitors to Ras Al Khaimah, up 19% in 2017, with prevalent growth from international markets.

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