the platform at the UAE's new zip line

Adventure seekers love a good zip line, and the adrenaline-filled options are about to get much, much better. The world's longest and highest zip line is set to open in the first week of December, perched atop the rugged landscape of Jebel Jais, the highest mountain in the UAE.

While it is yet to be named, the zip line is expected to overshadow the current Guiness World Record holder in Puerto Rico: The Monster. The plan for the new line is to be longer than 28 football fields, have two parallel lines so family and friends can ride together, and for it to accommodate 250 people per day. It will be powered entirely by solar energy and locally sourced materials, and riders must be a minimum height of 47 inches and weigh between 77 lbs and 330 lbs.

The multimillion-dollar venture is part of a partnership with Toro Verde to ensure its safety, and is meant to draw tourists from all over the world. There will be a VIP Lounge and Welcome Centre on site, as well as private parking and helicopter transfers. 

According to an article by The Travel Magazine, CEO of Toro Verde Ras Al Khaimah, Jorge Jorge, said: "Jebel Jais’ dramatic and beautiful landscape offers an iconic backdrop for what will be a bucket list experience for people all around the world."