The new zipline is part of Oman Adventures in Khasab. It’s in Musandam, an Omani exclave that lies to the north of the UAE. Adventure seekers can head to the base of Jebel Fitt, then follow the road upwards to the Oman Adventures Centre.
Known for its craggy mountain surrounds and traditional wooden dhow boat cruises, the Omani town has increased its tourism offerings by opening the 1,800-meter zipline. Riders travel 1,800 metres from Jebel Fitt, flying over the coast of the Wilayat of Khasab and reaching speeds of up to 80kph.
It’s the first attraction to open at Oman Adventures Centre, a new development supported by the Ministry of Heritage and Tourism and designed to boost the sultanate’s adventure tourism offerings. Other plans in the works for the Musandam region include new hiking paths and mountain biking trails.
It will operate daily from 9am to 4pm, and remain open during holiday periods. Available ride slots change daily and more information is available on the Oman Adventures website.
Oman’s new zipline is the world’s longest over water, but it’s not the longest in the region. About an hour’s drive from Khasab, adrenalin junkies can ride on the world’s longest zipline in Ras Al Khaimah. The Jebel Jais Flyer sends participants hurtling for three minutes over 2.83km, reaching speeds of up to 160kph.
According to arabianbusiness