The World’s Longest Zip Line Measures 1.7-Miles Long And You Can Reach Speeds Up To 90MPH
Ziplining is one of those things that you do while you’re on vacation but you never plany a vacation specifically to go zip lining. That all might change now that the ‘Jebel Jais Flight’ exists in the UAE.
The Jebel Jais Flight is officially the world’s longest zip line. It measures an almost unfathomable 1.7-miles long which beats the previous world record of 1.5-miles, and while flying down the Jebel Jais Flight zip line in the UAE you can reach speeds of up to 90mph.
Business Insider Video put together this clip showing just how awesome and long the Jebel Jais Flight is. To contextualize just how big this thing is it might help to think of it as 29 Big Ben clocks stacked on top of each other, or longer than the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.
I’ve done some relatively long ziplines in Costa Rica and Panama, but nothing that would compare to this 1.7-mile behemoth in the UEA. I also can’t fathom flying 90mph down a zip line.
Now, if you’re looking for an awesome ziplining adventure that’s closer to home because you aren’t willing to travel to the UAE just to go zip lining then you’re in luck. There’s an awesome zip line course which flies 1,000-feet over the Grand Canyon that reaches speeds of up to 45mph.