Adventure

The World’s New Longest Zip-Line Is Longer Than 28 Football Fields

Take flight.

If you’ve ever longed for the superpower of flight, the world’s longest zip-line has opened in the United Arab Emirates, where thrill-seekers will be able to ride the truly colossal zip-line from the tallest point on Jebel Jais Mountain.

Officially the world’s longest according to Guinness World Records, the zip-line is as long as 28 football fields stacked end-to-end – or around 2800m. To put it into perspective, that’s longer in distance than the highest point of Mount Kosciuszko, Australia’s highest mountain, which stands at 2200m tall.

World's longest zip-line, Dubai

Jebel Jais Mountain. Image: Wikipedia Commons

It succeeds “The Monster” at Toro Verde Adventure Park in Puerto Rico by about 600m.

Those daring enough will be harnessed in a face-down position and strapped onto a cable weighing six tonnes 1900m above sea level, where they’ll reach speeds of up to 150km per hour. Sheesh.

World's longest zip-line, Dubai

Jebel Jais Mountain is a 2.5-hour drive from Dubai Airport.

(Renderings courtesy of Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority)