Naina Shahani 03 Dec 2017 AT 01:29 PM

Tickets for XLine Dubai Marina are now on sale

You could be one of the first few to try it
Naina Shahani 03 Dec 2017 AT 01:29 PM
Tickets for XLine Dubai Marina are now on sale
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Dubai Marina Zip-line

The tickets for the XLine Dubai Marina zip-line are now on sale!

That’s right, you can now fly past your peers and the infamous residential area from just AED650!

And, while the ticket prices have only just been announced, the high-flying attraction has already received a royal seal of approval.

Just last week, His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, made headlines when he shared a live Instagram story of himself trying out the zip-line.

Much like the infamous zip-line that saw hundreds of lucky visitors, which included Sheikh Hamdan, zip past the Burj Khalifa and The Dubai Fountain, this one, too was created by XDubai.

If you’d like to experience it for yourself, here’s what you need to know.

  • A solo trip costs AED 650.
  • A double trip (you can experience it with a friend) costs AED1,200.
  • You will be flying superman style – that’s in the laying position for all those wondering.
  • You will be travelling at a speed of 80kmphr.
  • The zip-line, is the longest urban zip-line in the world. 
  • Tickets are on sale now with the first available slot being 9am on Tuesday, December 5.
  • To book your ticket, click here.

Right, while we’re on the topic of zip-lines, we feel that it is important to note that the UAE will soon be home to the longest zip-line in the world.

The zip line that is set to be over the length of 28 football (soccer, for all our American readers) fields will be located on top of the Jebal Jais mountain in Ras Al Khaimah.

The must-see attraction will feature two lines, allowing friends and family to experience the journey together, and will be up and running by December this year.

While the exact length of the zip line is being kept a secret until it officially opens, we do know that it is already expected to break the Guinness World Record for longest zip line in the world while the zip line itself is expected to be named the world’s highest zip line – impressive.

As for the actual journey down, according to the official press release, adrenaline junkies will be harnessed to the zip line in a flying superman position. Once strapped in and ready, their journey to the bottom of the 1,934 metre mountain will begin.

If you’re suddenly feeling lightheaded, don’t worry. There will be two stops. The first will spans across a length of roughly 1,600 metres while the second will tackle the last 300 metres to the ground.

The zip line will be able to accommodate 250 people a day, which would calculate to 100,000 people in its first year alone.

The zip line is currently being designed, built and operated by Toro Verde, the masterminds behind the Adventure Park in Puerto Rico.

Fun fact, the Adventure Park in Puerto Rico is home to the current record holding longest zip line in the world, The Monster, it spans across a length of 2,200 metres.

To give you a rough idea of what to expect when the zip line in Ras Al Khaimah opens, here’s a video of visitors trying "The Monster" in Puerto Rico.

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