If you have a fear of heights then you probably wouldn’t want to try out the world’s Longest zip wire, named the Jebel Jais Flight.
But for the world’s thrill seekers and adventurers, it’s a dream come true – a 2,831.88-m (9,290.94-ft) journey at speeds of up to 150 k/mh (93 mph) across the Jebel Jais mountain in Ras Al Khaimah, UAE.
At 1,934 m (6,345.14 ft) above sea level, it is the highest peak in the UAE and provides spectacular scenic views - including a few mountain goats.
Two cables run alongside each other so riders have the choice to experience the journey with a friend or family member.
They are attached to a pulley and harness, lying face down as they speed along the zip wire that is longer than 25 American football fields.
Depending on the weight of the 'pilot' and the weather conditions, people can reach a top speed on 150-km on the zip line.
Once riders have completed the record-breaking distance, they land on a 9.5-tonne suspended platform with a glass floor, that is anchored into the mountains.
Riders are then attached to a shorter 1-km zip wire to travel the remaining distance down to the ground.
"That was amazing," said one rider, after testing out the zip line. "I’ve never felt this way before! I have no words to explain it. I’m definitely going again!"
The impressive zip line has taken over a year to complete, built by Toroverde and Ras Al Khaimah Development Authority.
Toroverde was also behind the previous record holding zip wire, The Monster, which has a single unbroken span of 2,205 m (7,234 ft) and is located at Toroverde Adventure Park in Orocovis, Puerto Rico.
Official Guinness World Records adjudicator Hoda Khachab attended the grand opening to present His Highness Sheikh Ahmad bin Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, the current emir of Ras Al Khaimah, with an official certificate.
Haitham Mattar, CEO, Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority commented: "His Highness’ vision was to position Ras Al Khaimah as a tourist hub. It’s the highest peak in the UAE. The zipwire is only one part of what we aim to build, to position RAK as the next adventure hub."