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Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority today announced the commencement of construction on a flagship adventure tourism product the “Jebel Jais zipline tour” located at the Toroverde Adventure Park on, the UAE’s highest mountain. The new project will add yet another world-class attraction to the Emirate’s expanding adventure tourism portfolio,while further strengthening its position as one of the fastest growing tourism destinations in the region.
Operated by Toroverde Adventure Park, the new aerial rides will add to the existing Jebel Jais Flight – longest zipline in the world at over 2.8km.
The launch of the new adventure park is a testament of Ras Al Khaimah’s ongoing efforts to expand and develop its adventure tourism offering in what is fast becoming known as the region’s adventure tourism hub. Jebel Jais Flight: The World’s Longest Zipline has welcomed over 18,000 riders since its official launch earlier this year, while a 47 villa Luxury Mountain Camp and a Survival Training Academy are due to break ground in Q1 2019.
With international tourism arrivals to the Emirate up to 11.2 per centin the first three questers of 2018, , the Emirate is on the right track to capitalise on the global adventure tourism industry through the introduction of new and innovative products with both local and international appeal.
Haitham Mattar, CEO of Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority said: “We are pleased to announce the commencement of construction on the new rides at the Adventure Park on Jebel Jais, as this recognizes a sector of our tourism proposition that is fundamental to the growth of Ras Al Khaimah as a global destination. With the increasing number of visitors, we’re witnessing year on year, we believe that the introduction of new attractions is essential to maintain Ras Al Khaimah’s strong position on the world tourism map”.
“Launching the enhancedAdventure Park in the first half of 2019 will bring us one step closer to becoming an internationally recognized destination, as we aim to attract 3 million visitors by 2025,” added Mattar.
Ricardo Lizano, COO of Toroverde commented “We are excited to commence construction on three new exhilarating experiences: the Zipline Tour, scheduled to launch in February 2019, will feature seven ziplines flying over Jebel Jais from top to bottom, which are connected by hanging bridges, rappel style cables, and creatively designed platforms resembling bird’s nests to give an exceptional feeling of closeness to nature.”
The Bull Maze at the Viewing Deck Park launching in Q2 2019, will consist of a field of 35 difficult obstacles suspended in the air, distributed in three floors of a 20 meters height structure that will challenge each participant to face their limits. The Climbing Tower at the Viewing Deck Park, will feature activities ranging from easy climbs for kids to spiral stairs and exciting free falls utilizing the latest technology to test the abilities of extreme thrill seekers, when it opens its doors in Q2 2019.
Visitors and residents now have easier access to the UAE’s highest mountain with the launch of shuttle service from the heart of the destination. The shuttle makes the World’s Longest Zipline, the Viewing Deck Park and the Adventure Park even more accessible for everyone. Tickets can be booked at www.jebeljais.ae/shuttlebus
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