Dubai unveils a new zip line among towering skyscrapers 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. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
Dubai unveils a new zip line among towering skyscrapers
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Dubai has an offer for thrill-seekers. It is a new way to see its dazzling skyscrapers. It is offering a ride. It is on one of the world's longest zip lines.

The zip line is 558 feet high. It is called XLine. It opens this week. It is in Dubai's Marina neighborhood. Riders brave enough whiz past some of Marina's tallest skyscraper. This goes on for 3,280 feet. They travel at a speed of 50 miles/hour. 
 
A similar zip line opened two years ago. It opened near the world's tallest skyscraper. That is in Dubai. The new zip line is double the length. Couples can try the thrill together. They can ride two zip lines. These run next to one another.

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

Tickets cost around $180. That is per person. This is 650 dirhams in Dubai.

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  • akern-wim
    12/19/2017 - 12:56 p.m.

    It sounds fun to do and I would love to try it some day! The story was easy to understand and the questions we also easy as well.

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