Visitors to London can experience world’s longest zipline thanks to launch of world’s first augmented reality zipline experience, The Jebel Jais Flight London
Imagine standing 1,680m above sea level with mountain views as far as the eye can see and setting off on a 100mph zipline where you will fly like a falcon for 2.83 kilometers.
Now imagine experiencing all of this while still being within a few hundred metres of the Houses of Parliament and the London Eye.
Anyone visiting London can now experience a taster of the record breaking world’s longest zipline – recently opened in Ras Al Khaimah in the UAE, thanks to the launch of the world’s first augmented reality (AR) zipline experience, dubbed The Jebel Jais Flight London at Zip Now London.
Created in partnership between the Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority and Zip Now London, visitors will get the physical thrill of riding the world’s longest and fastest urban zipline, situated in Waterloo, while enjoying the views from the Guinness World Record setting Jebel Jais Flight zipline thanks to the latest AR technology.
The Jebel Jais Flight London will see thrill seekers use the latest headsets to virtually transport themselves to the top of the world’s longest zipline.
Riding on a dedicated line with specially trained instructors, anyone riding will first enjoy the original Zip Now London experience and will then ride for a second time using the virtual reality headset when they will immerse themselves in the 360 degree views of the Jebel Jais Flight.
Haitham Mattar, CEO of Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority which is actively promoting Ras Al Khaimah in the UK market, said of the new experience: “With world leading experiences such as the Jebel Jais Flight we’re transforming Ras Al Khaimah from an undiscovered Emirate to the adventure hub of the middle east, making our stunning mountain range accessible and enjoyable for the first time.
“The Jebel Jais Flight London is giving adventure seekers a completely unique way to experience riding a record-setting attraction from an undiscovered part of the globe, but from right here in the heart of the city.
“By combining the fantastic ride of Zip Now London and the latest 360 video and augmented reality technologies, we’ve created a world first experience people can enjoy all summer long.”
Barry Shevarin, CEO of Zip Now added: “This amazing partnership has enabled the most exciting and innovative urban ziplining experience ever.
“Not only are our lines carrying more people further and faster than before, but now visitors can transport themselves to the top of Jebel Jais Mountain in Ras Al Khaimah and experience the attraction that everyone in adventure tourism is talking about.”
Located on Jebel Jais, the highest mountain in the UAE, Jebel Jais Flight is the world’s longest zipline at 2.83km, propelling adventure seekers at speeds between 120 and 150kph from a height of 1,683m above sea level.
Participants ride the line on special ‘superhero’ style horizontal harnesses with the longest flight itself taking between two and three minutes. Guests finish the bucket list flight on a stunning, glass-bottomed suspended landing platform where they are transferred to a second line to complete their journey.
The Jebel Jais Flight London can be booked at https://zip-now.co/, with tickets available from £49 (Dh236).