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XDubai unveils the world’s longest urban zipline
February 2018 2802

Thrill-seekers will lap this up as Dubai presents yet another superlative experience to capture the imagination of the world.  XDubai is taking ziplining to the extreme with the unveiling of the new XLine. Set in Dubai Marina, the new XLine is not only the world’s longest urban zip line, but also one of the steepest and fastest, measuring an astonishing 1 kilometre, with a spine-tingling incline of 16 degrees and travelling at an average speed of 80 kilometers per hour.

The XLine follows in the footsteps of the wildly popular original which launched in late 2015 at The Dubai Mall over the iconic Dubai Fountain. Building on the earlier archetype, the new XLine literally goes the distance, doubling in length and offering daring duos the ability to experience it together – swiftly yet safely – through two concurrently running ziplines. Also new is the superman style harness, which allows zipliners to channel their inner superhero with an electrifying flight-like experience as they zip from one of the Amwaj towers in JBR, 170 metres in the air, weaving through skyscrapers and across water, down to the terrace of Dubai Marina Mall, landing in close proximity to amazed bystanders. 

With two ziplines running concurrently, XLine can accommodate 16 people per hour with individuals able to take the leap – or zip – with a friend, family member or colleague.  Family and friends of those ziplining will have a great vantage point from the Marina Promenade next to Dubai Marina Mall.

The result of in-depth planning and preparation, including extensive safety measures and testing, and adhering to the strictest industry standards, the XLine was made possible thanks to close collaboration between a host of stakeholders, and in particular, launch and landing venue partners, Dubai Properties and Emaar.   







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