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RAKTDA announces phase two of World’s Longest Zipline

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The Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA) announced that in response to visitor demand for the world’s longest zipline, they will open phase two to visitors in Q3 of 2018.  This will feature two new cables and will increase capacity of the Jebel Jais Flight to 400 people per day, around 200,000 per year.

The Tourism Authority also announced that night time ziplining will commence this summer, giving visitors an opportunity to enjoy a different experience during the summer months where Jebel Jais is 10 degrees cooler than sea level.

The growth of adventure tourism has contributed to increase in visitors to Ras Al Khaimah, up 19% in 2017, with prevalent growth from international markets.  Germany, Russia, United Kingdom and India respectively were Ras Al Khaimah’s largest source markets last year with emerging markets such as Poland and Czech Republic also seeing significant growth.

RAKTDA plans to further strengthen its strategic partnerships and agreements with the global tourism market to aid its goal of a million visitors by the end of 2018 and 2.9 million by end of 2025.

Haitham Mattar, CEO of Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority said: “The opening of the world’s longest zipline has considerably aided recognition of the destination on the global stage and demonstrated that we are upping the ante as the region’s fastest growing tourism destination.   We’re delighted to have received a record number of both trade and media delegates on our stand this year with a particular interest in the growth of our adventure tourism offer. As such it seemed the opportune time to announce the second phase of Jebel Jais Flight to help us further grow international interest and visitor numbers.”