Construction Commences on Ras Al Khaimah’s Latest Adventure Products at the Toroverde Adventure Park
- The new rides will be the latest edition to the Emirate’s portfolio of adventure products
- Set to launch in February 2019
- The adventure park will offer adventure seekers a host of outdoor activities suitable for the whole family
Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority has 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 37 villa Luxury Mountain Camp and a Survival Training Academy are due to break ground in Q1 2019.
With international markets accounting for 66% of overall visitors in the first half 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 Adventure Park on Jebel Jais, as it recognises 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 new Adventure Park in the first half of 2019 will bring us one step closer to becoming an internationally recognised destination, as we aim to attract 3 million visitors by 2025,” added Mattar.
Ricardo Lizano, CEO 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 metres 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 soon the new Adventure Park even more accessible for everyone. Tickets can be booked at www.jebeljais.ae/shuttlebus.
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About Ras Al Khaimah
One of the world’s fastest growing tourism destinations, Ras Al Khaimah boasts a rich culture and long-standing history dating back 7,000 years. The Emirate boasts an array of archaeological sites and breath-taking natural vistas, from golden sand beaches, awe-inspiring terracotta dunes and a green belt of date palms to Jebel Jais, the highest mountain in the UAE.
About Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (TDA)
The Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (TDA) was established in May 2011 under the government of Ras Al Khaimah. In order to achieve target growth of one million visitors by the end of 2018, the authority aims to develop the Emirate’s tourism infrastructure and establish Ras Al Khaimah as a world-class destination for leisure and business travel, creating sustainable investment opportunities and enhancing the quality of life for its residents. In order to achieve its goals, the Ras Al Khaimah TDA has a government mandate to license, regulate and monitor the Emirate’s tourism and hospitality industry.
About Toro Verde
With the experience of building canopies and zipline parks for numerous years all over the world, we founded the first Toroverde Nature Adventure Park in Puerto Rico in 2009.
With the most incredible views of the mountains of Puerto Rico, Toroverde became the largest aerial adventure park in the world with the longest zipline in America certified by Guinness World Records in 2015. Offering adrenaline packed activities on a world class level for all the family to enjoy, Toroverde has expanded its horizons and has embarked into a new destination: Ras Al Khaimah’s Jebel Jais, the highest mountain in the UAE, home of the world’s longest zipline certified by Guinness World Records in 2018… a bucket list attraction for the UAE and the world.
Thrill-seekers and adrenaline junkies will travel at speeds of up to 150kph at a height of 1,680 meter above the sea on top of the Jebel Jais landscape. www.toroverdeuae.com