Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA) has officially launched its Jebel Jais Zipline Tour – the latest adventure tourism offering housed on the UAE’s highest mountain peak.
Launched in partnership with ToroVerde, the zipline tour will add to the emirate’s existing attractions, including the Jebel Jais Via Ferrata mountain climb and Jebel Jais Flight, the world’s longest zipline.
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 covers a total distance of five km with an average speed of 60kmph.
“As Jebel Jais remains core to our overall tourism proposition in making Ras Al Khaimah a global destination, we recognise the importance of constantly evolving our outdoor offering,” said Raki Phillips, CEO of RAKTDA.
New RAK 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-metres height structure.
The next adventure attraction to launch in Q1 2020 will be a controlled bungee at a height of 1,500 metres above the sea.
RAKTDA attracted 1,072,066 visitors from domestic and key international markets during 2018.
The figure exceeded targets in its first three-year strategy launched in 2016, which included the goal of attracting one million visitors to RAK by 2018.
The authority reported a 10 percent growth in visitors compared to 2017, led by the UAE domestic market which continues to generate 38 percent of overall visitors.
In response to growing visitor numbers, further development is planned including a 47 room luxury mountain camp, a survival training academy, hiking trails and the Jebel Jais Adventure Park.
RAKTDA aims to develop the emirate’s tourism infrastructure and establish the emirate as a world-class destination for leisure and business travel, creating sustainable investment opportunities and enhancing the quality of life for its residents.
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