Gliding down the world’s longest zipline

Ras Al Khaimah’s Jebel Jais mountain in the U.A.E. is home to the longest zipline in the world. The video below is from a GoPro camera on my helmet and was shot on 2019-03-14. I was the last person to zip down that day. There are two stages to this zipline site:

  • Stage 1: Is the longer of the two stages and you “fly” while lying down on a harness with your hands holding straps behind your back (for optimum aerodynamics). The view is spectacular!
  • Stage 2: In this stage you are in a “sitting position”, and truth be told, based on my experience and observation, I detected more apprehension from the people on the platform with this setup.

As you’ll see in the video, I fell a tad short in both stages, and had to be pulled in by the crew:

While I would not consider myself an “adventure traveler” or an “adrenaline junkie”, I found this to be an exhilarating experience and one that I would recommend to people traveling to the U.A.E. Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) has many things to offer and the area is full of spectacular things to do for travelers who love the outdoors. I leave you with a few photos from the desert in RAK: