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Dubai, UAE - Dubai Unveils A New Zip Line Among Towering Skyscrapers

Published on: December 5, 2017 06:01 PM
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Two people enjoy one kilometre XLine attraction, the world's longest urban zip line with an average of 80 kilometres per hour, at the Marina district in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)Two people enjoy one kilometre XLine attraction, the world's longest urban zip line with an average of 80 kilometres per hour, at the Marina district in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

Dubai, UAE - Dubai is offering thrill-seekers a new way to see its dazzling skyscrapers: On one of the world’s longest zip lines.

The 170 meter-high (558 foot) XLine opens this week in Dubai’s Marina neighborhood. For an entire kilometer (3,280 feet), those brave enough can whiz past some of Marina’s tallest skyscrapers at a speed of 80 kilometers an hour (50 miles/hour).

A similar zip line opened two years ago near the world’s tallest skyscraper in Dubai. The new zip line, however, is double the length and offers couples the chance to experience the thrill together with two zip lines running adjacent to one another.

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The zip line starts at the top of one of the Marina’s towers and lands near the Marina Mall.

Tickets cost around $180 a person (650 dirhams).

A woman rides the world's longest urban zip line, with a speed of up to 80 kilometers per hour on a one kilometer run from 170 meter to ground level, in the Marina district of Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017. (Credit: AP)A woman rides the world’s longest urban zip line, with a speed of up to 80 kilometers per hour on a one kilometer run from 170 meter to ground level, in the Marina district of Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017. (Credit: AP)
A woman rides the world's longest urban zip line, with a speed of up to 80 kilometers per hour on a one kilometer run from 170 meter to ground level, in the Marina district of Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017. (Credit: AP)A woman rides the world’s longest urban zip line, with a speed of up to 80 kilometers per hour on a one kilometer run from 170 meter to ground level, in the Marina district of Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017. (Credit: AP)
Two people ride the world's longest urban zip line with a speed of up to 80 kilometers per hour on a one kilometer run from 170 meter to ground level, at the Marina district of Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017. (Credit: AP)Two people ride the world’s longest urban zip line with a speed of up to 80 kilometers per hour on a one kilometer run from 170 meter to ground level, at the Marina district of Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017. (Credit: AP)
A man rides the world's longest urban zip line, with a speed of up to 80 kilometers per hour on a one kilometer run from 170 meter to ground level, in the Marina district of Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017. (Credit: AP)A man rides the world’s longest urban zip line, with a speed of up to 80 kilometers per hour on a one kilometer run from 170 meter to ground level, in the Marina district of Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017. (Credit: AP)


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 Dec 05, 2017 at 08:27 PM PaulinSaudi Says:

Remember when American cities used to innovate?

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 Dec 06, 2017 at 06:07 AM Anonymous Says:

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PaulinSaudi Says:

Remember when American cities used to innovate?

They still do. There's been a zip line across two Las Vegas hotels for years.

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 Dec 06, 2017 at 09:03 AM PaulinSaudi Says:

#2. Really? I did not know that. Thank you.

I swear New York needs an annual BASE jumping festival.

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